Fear can be an effective motivator, at least for me.  I was scheduled to teach a short demo/workshop Saturday with the East Bay Plein Air painters.  Demos are scary!  What if I “crash and burn” in front of 20 artists taking notes, pictures for their blogs, etc.  To ensure my Saturday demo went well, I headed to the assigned spot (Legion of Honor) to paint the day before.  The weather was unusually warm.  If we’re lucky, San Francisco will have a day or two of temps in the 80’s.  It was that kind of week, a perfect morning to paint my pre-demo test.

This is the result.  I’m happy with it, and the following day I practically painted the same thing, only larger.  The group did a great job documenting the demo.  I’ll post their PDFs/pics in the next few days.  Until then, enjoy this light-filled study, and if you know San Francisco, you’ll recognize the two steeples on the horizon.

Sunny San Francisco Morning, Oil on Linen, 12x9

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