Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
I was visiting my childhood friends in the Bay Area of California several years ago. We were driving along Ocean Beach in San Francisco in that 'golden hour' before sunset. The clouds were grey and the water was a rich indigo. Yet, when I looked out of the car window directly along the shimmering line of the sun on the water, the color washed away from the world, leaving only the grey values behind.
That vision has stuck with me ever since. This painting is one of my favorites for that reason. It is reminiscent of colors that exist, or not, based purely on our own perspective.
Samantha Tutone is an enthusiast of the arts. She studied Art History and Art Conservation at the University of Delaware and is an active painter. After graduation, she worked in a framing shop and a music and art library. Samantha has dabbled in almost every genre of art: sculpture, photography, costuming, tattoo design, etc. Her other passion is Okinawan Go-Ju Ryu Karate. She holds a second-degree black belt and travels regularly to train with karate masters around the world. Currently, she works as an administrator and graphic artist at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.