|Ruddell's, 6"x6", oil on panel|
This one was a challenge, indeed.
Ruddell's Smokehouse is a tiny place in the tiny town of Cayucos, California. Once you have eaten one of Jim's smoked pork loin tacos, you will be happy to drive 30 miles out of your way to get another one, like we did last November on our way north. I've never had anything else like it, and it is one of my favorite "road food" stops. I have quite a few photos of Ruddell's, but as you can see, it's not the kind of painting I usually do.
So that is the challenge part of today's painting. I wanted to capture the tiny building with the signs and the red trash can, and well, what else can I say? I think what I really want is a smoked pork loin taco. I will tell you that it has apples in it — have you ever had a taco with apples before?