Legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher suffered a terrible injury skiing last December and remains in a coma. It’s perhaps silly to care about someone who has never met you, and moreover is a celebrity, but Michael put his life on the line for years for the world’s entertainment (and his own ambition). Michael brought a lot of excitement to the racetrack, and his accomplishments are as of yet unequaled. Here is my little tribute to Michael and his humble beginnings when he lit the world on fire. Pull through Michael!
Here is a painting I don’t think I have posted online before. This was a quick sketch executed on location in the Marina district here in SF on Chestnut street. This piece was executed during my ‘first exile’ when I was laid off from my sandwich making job and determined I wouldn’t look for another job, I would just paint. I managed to sell this painting to a real estate salesman who wanted art to decorate a house for sale. I like this painting; the form and color of the facade, marquee and vestibule are satisfying; but the perspective seems to get a little skewed with the gray building on the right side, and the signature seems a tad prominent.