Gold Coin, Mariposa April 5, 2012

Cramped in the back of a Toyota Camery, was not the most glamorous way of traveling 700 miles in three days, especially when fighting a cold, and at altitude.

I was pleased with the progress of the Gold Coin Nocturne. Of all the nocturne paintings I have painted in the last 20 years this one seemed to have all the color palette ingredients of Van Gogh's "The Night Cafe".So it was a good beginning, and that is always the bare minimum of what an artist can hope for.