Many of you know that when I first started painting almost 13 years ago, I was earning my keep by cooking in a guesthouse in Tuscany, Italy. Well, an opportunity has come up here in San Luis Obispo for me to dust off those old cooking chops and teach classes in the ways of Mediterranean cooking at Sustenance Studio. We've had a few classes so far and the response has been encouraging. Find out more on the Sustenance Studio webpage.
A new series of Central Coast paintings is on the way, but in the meantime, so is some good old world cooking!
The cool part about Sweden in the summer is that you can paint all day and still have endless hours of daylight in the evening. So the routine lately has been - paint all day, dinner, then an evening swim in the lake. It's been in the 80's since we've been here.
The paintings in progress are some scenes from San Francisco (around Russian Hill) that have been floating around in my head for several years. And I'm reworking that Central Coast Oaks painting on the left.