This is one of my small paintings (8 X 10) of Catalina Island ("26 MILES ACROSS THE SEA...SANTA CATALINA IS A WAIT'N FOR ME" off the Los Angeles coast). This is an above/below water scene of Avalon Bay featuring Garibaldi fish (a bright "gold fish" that grows to 12 in.), kelp and a sea urchin. I am a member of the Catalina Art Association and this painting was hanging in our gallery in the "Casino" building in the background. The gallery just closed after 50 years due to lack of sales -- a sad commentary on how this economy has affected art sales. Please take a look at my official website: www.hawaiiartplus.com Thank you for looking!

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Brenda Loveless 12 Apr 2010

lovely painting with wonderful colors...that is sad about the gallery

Artist Reply: MANY THANKS, BRENDA!

Mary Janosik 12 Apr 2010

My "other" daughter lived and worked in the Sheriff's department for a couple of years. This is a lovely rendition of the area. Too bad about the gallery...is the Casino still open to the public??

Artist Reply: MARY, THANK YOU! I just spoke to my aunt Judy Janosik! The Casino building (1929 California Art Deco!) never had gambling, but the terrific ball room on the top floor is still used, as is the movie theater and museum.

Sharon Gonzalez 12 Apr 2010

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY, JERRY. YOU CHOSE WONDERFUL COLORS AND I LOVE THE ABOVE WATER/UNDERWATER IDEA.

Artist Reply: SHARON, THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENTS!

DEE JOBES PHOTOGRAPHY 11 Apr 2010

BEAUTIFUL Beautiful Fine Art my Friend!!!Wow, love the gorgeous color values , composition and Masterful brushwork!!!,Dee&David

Artist Reply: DEE & DAVID, ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO GET YOUR COMMENTS AND SUPPORT!