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“Halloween, Seen: Margaritaville, Capitola Village, 1986”

Margaritaville Halloween

Margaritaville Halloween

I did this painting from a photograph I took back in 1986, looking in through the front door of Margaritaville in Capitola Village, CA… and it was, indeed, on Halloween night! I lived above Margaritaville then, for about a year and a half. It was quite an experience.

“Fuchsias I”


“Fuchsias I”, oil on gallery panel, 18″x24″.  Completed July 2010


I really struggled to get the vividness of the backlit petals.  It seemed that no pure color I owned was bright enough!  Ultimately, I rediscovered the benefits of oil-glazing, a technique I had not used for many years.