Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little Folk Art Roller Coaster-Not For Sale

Title:  Little Folk Art Roller Coaster
Size: 6x6x1.5
Medium: Oil over acrylic on stretched linen.
Date: 3/17/14
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View toward Mission Bay and Beach and historic Belmont Park's, wooden roller coaster (The Big Dipper), built in 1925.  On July 4, 1990, a ceremony was held to officially recognize the Dipper as a National Historical Monument.

The inspiration for this painting is this great photo I saw online. 

It is a bit blurry but I could see enough to want to re-imagine it as a little folk art painting.  If you click on the photo to enlarge it , you can see the red roofs and roller coaster in the background and the West Mission Bay Drive bridge in the center foreground.