...the magic words :)
This 8x10" watercolor painting was based on a photo that I took while visiting my husband (who wasn't my husband at the time) in Monterey, CA. He was studying Arabic at the Defense Language Institute and I was enjoying my summer break and getting ready to begin two years at the College of Environmental Design in UC Berkeley. I brought a friend along and we stayed at a youth hostel (which was a new experience). I still remember the 3-minute shower tokens...I'm all for recycling and energy efficiency, but 3-minute showers are not my thing at all. Sorry, Berkeley. Maybe a few more years there and I'd get to that point.
The building in this painting is the Fish Hopper restaurant off of Cannery Row in Monterey. I could have named the painting "Fish Hopper" - but Cheeseburger in Paradise is still fresh in my memory :).
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