The Metropolitan Transportation show in Oakland, March 6 - May 4, 2013, was a group show for the East Bay Artist Guild.
Sadly, I was not able bodied enough to attend, as I was undergoing surgery and intense recovery from it on my right shoulder for the Months of March - June. I did not paint or get out much at all really, during that time.
Nevertheless, I had my work up and chose to include this abandoned boat on China Camp Beach in Marin. The appeal for me is not just the old fancifully painted colorful hull with paint peeling as it sits idle on the beach. Nor is it the timeless feeling of the whole atmosphere at China Camp. But it is the little figure on the pier who seems to be working away as if there is plenty to do. His dingy sits nearby in the
water, waiting to transport him somewhere, but I have not a clue where that might be.
I just love that about transportation. It can take you any where if you are able and ready. Ironically, I spent so many months this year not able or ready to do much at all, so the forgotten beached fishing boat would have been just my speed.
What I love about illustration is the marriage of pictures with words. A blog puts the two together so well! Which one makes the point come across better?