The weather was outstanding yesterday, great for a drive to the coast to see paintings by members of the California Art Club. The clouds were those kind that are puffy and separated from each other like a mosaic of stepping stones across the sky.
Around lunchtime I got hungry and ran out to get a sandwich. Just as I returned and was getting out of my car I looked up to see a Red Tailed Hawk flying in to land on top of the telephone pole next to my house. I paused to watch and noticed that he had something in his claw. I could see a tail hanging down. As I continued to observe the hawk began biting off and eating pieces of what I presume was probably a lizard, or perhaps a snake, since it seems lizards seem to lose their tails under stress.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.