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Inspiration Point 1928, 
Santa Monica, California - Paintings by Steven John Koeppe, Dada Design
Inspiration Point, 1928, Santa Monica, California

by Steven John Koeppe - Acrylic on canvas, 24"x30" - 2014

The north end of Palisades Park and Ocean Avenue is called Inspiration Point. It once featured a wonderful view looking north toward the beaches, Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains. In 1967, a large luxury condominium complex was built along the north bluff adjacent to the mouth of Santa Monica Canyon, effective blocking the view from the public. This painting is attempts to document that long lost view. I've chosen to depict the scene in 1928, a year after the authentic Alaskan Totem Pole created by Chilkat Tlingit Indians in Alaska was donated and place here at the park by a Rotary Club member. Along the roadway in the foreground I have painted a 1928 Duesenberg Model J. A woman is at the wheel, and I boy is up on the passenger seat. A motorcycle cop is standing by his Harley Davidson, looking at you. I don't know whether he is about to write a ticket. In the background beside a 1923 Morris Woody, a family of tourists enjoys the view. I will feature this painting on my 2015 Calendar.

Paintings by Steven John Koeppe
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