Painting this smelled like diesel and human piss, and sounded like traffic.
Tore up from the floor up, this gracefully decayed 60s Modern gas station is now a construction site – luxury condos and an organic market. Pretty sure the new building will be hideous, but maybe they’ll surprise us.
Sunday at Starbucks, painted over morning coffee from the patio.
A pen and ink and watercolor sketch of a midcentury gas station in Kensington.
A gas station in Kensington, San Diego, California.
This is really part of my Sunday Coffee series of paintings, which I’ve been painting over breakfast at various cafes around the city. But the original in this case is watercolor.