California Collection paintings 51-66

On we go with The California Collection summary - hard to cram so much into a weekly-ish post as - 1 painting per day for 80 days (full album of the collection developing heremarches on.

 Since my last article the whole collection has taken on a new meaning with far more of a purpose - Great we've shifted more of the collectable and fun sticker packs with sheet A.... 

and sheet b...

By giving every other one away to a few of the homeless people in San  Francisco....

White fan (far left) packed with Art in The Tenderloin district thankfully safe and sound...

This couple trying to get back to Kentucky from California. With Love not Haight...

LOVE at HAIGHT : Painted at the surreal Haight Ashbury

Each with their own story...

 

Happy to take the sticker sets combining together for a fun gift packed with good vibes!*

A few more dollar and stripes prints have been packed, wrapped and despatched......

 

 

With another 5 'Lucky Charms' despatched....

Even in full flow of  one painting per day for 80 days, #51 to 66 of The California collection has taken my work to a new level and it's great to share some of the highlights here, given the dichotomy of wealth that's driving this project from the beautifully sublime to the downright sad and degrading...

 

                          #51 California Red-Bud-Lick : Acrylic & herb on Canvas

 With #55 'Focused Flamingos'

Been meaning to paint them for a while, what with their $ meets heart shaped necks....

  

Really pleased with the outcome :

 

I was also determined to address the whole sugar thing here in California...

 

Showing it how it is.....

Work in progress #56 SUGAR : I mean 39g per can!

Another issue is the addiction to video games here, in particular Fortnite, as addictive is the homeless meth, sugar in Coke and in the minds of teens everywhere I go...

#59 Pumpkins every Fortnite

With a much needed respite up at Napa Valley at the Summit lake Winery with Red Thread wines founder Brian Brakesman and family...

                                    #64 'Napa Summit Lake'

Inspiring not one but 2 paintings, with #65 'Lovin Grapes' in the mix....

Then a biggy,  inspired by rainbow chasing lottery tickets, entitled 'Road to Riches'  initially....

 With a partially scratched lotto ticket, to be completed as and when the original is sold....

With shades of back home, the hills and the countryside that I'm missing...

With the Route 66 taking it to Santa Monica nicely, the end of the road for the route but not the collection of course, 80 is the number! i'll be visiting Santa Monica on the final leg, it has to be done long with the city of Angels!

 

#66 of The California Collections : 'Road to Riches  : Route 66'

With this Johnny Cash mash up playing pretty much daily....

Above all, it's been a brilliant start to the first third of the Californian collection as Art tells a story in vulnerable glory and it's been great partnering with CB Photography & Videography...

Recording the first 66 with professional help  - great to put the pause button on!

A man with a fine taste for music aswell as photography!

Thanks for keeping up to date,  my next weekly article : Paintings  67-80 to be featured with associated highlights . In the meantime feel free to message me / email jim@dollarsandart.com for your early bird on Dollar & Stripes and / or Lucky Charms.

More about dollarsandart

Dollars = Energy, Money, life!

Sand =  Like grains of sand, we are each unique, shaped by the dance of time and the tides of change.

The Art - well it's combining both - following your passion, your X-factor as it were, making a living from it in whatever form works for you....

So, What's your story? I'd ♥️ to know more and connect dots through Art as your dance continues, feel free to reach out and thanks for reading! Feel free to comment or email me personally jim@dollarsandart.com

 

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