A couple of times a year, many of San Francisco’s artists open their studios to visitors. Fascinating to meet the artists, see their work, and see their environment. The woman above paints whimsical paintings with a feminine feeling.
This gentleman’s paintings have a nautical theme. He kind of looks like a sea captain, come to think of it.
She makes odd and engrossing collages of items salvaged from everywhere.
This artist uses resins to make colorful, shiny works with interesting textures. I asked, are you OK with having your picture taken? Every chance I get! he replied enthusiastically.
Another artist that works with nautical themes. The painting to her right re-imagines the Maritime Museum as a boat.
This gentleman is a photographer, so was agreeable to being photographed. Many of his photos are of cowboys, and other Western things.
Frescoes are this guy’s thing. He was very knowledgeable about their history and chemistry. He also had some baseball caps for sale but I couldn’t swing 25 bucks for one.
This artist’s work is outstanding and he was very friendly. The studio he works in is in a complex of studios, in a building that once housed the workers that rebuilt San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.
Open studios is a wonderful program, it helps the artists make a few sales, and can be enriching for the visitors. Highly recommended.