Sunday, January 31, 2010
Mendocino Coast 3
This was painted in 1980 from sketches I drew eight years earlier when I lived on the Mendocino Coast. When I did this, I was deep into land locked Northern New Mexico and certain I had found my true home at last.
Tomorrow I leave for Sitka, and there is such a sense of returning. I am remembering so clearly how exhilarated I felt to be with the forests and ocean way back then. I was a refugee from the hot, smoggy 'Inland Empire'. My brother Mike will visit me and he mentioned too how similar it seemed to him. As if he were 17 again, coming to see me on the farm.