Oil on canvas board, 16 x 20 inches
This paint sketch was done in class in the mid 1990's, at California Art Institute in Westlake Village. I have many good memories of that school. The instructor for this class was the legendary Neil Boyle, BSWCA. (BSWCA means Big Shot West Coast Artist.) Although I didn't adopt his colorful painting style or his preferred subject matter (dance hall floozies), I enjoyed his great sense of humor. I followed his practice of using kerosene for paint thinner for a while, but I now use odorless thinner. If you're interested, you could Google Neil Boyle.