The legendary rock & roll bar in the Santa Cruz mountains. The Chateau was an old stagecoach stop in the mid 19th century. In the 1960's and 70's it was owned by the Hells Angels and Gypsy Jokers, and was frequented by many bands from the Bay Area. Hot Tuna, NRPS, and members of Moby Grape, among many others played and hung out there. The Doobie Brothers were the house band. The cover of the first Doobies album was photographed in the bar. During the spring of 1973 I lived out of a van in the Redwood Grove with Skip Spence and his band. It was my first intimate encounter with nature, and was a direct inspiration in my choosing to become a painter later that year. In this picture the Grape are playing. Okie John is serving up spaghetti with sour cream and clam sauce, I'm walking out of the kitchen, and John Hartman and Tom Johnston close it out on the right.
PaulB's Pointillistic/Impressionist original oil paintings of Rock & Roll and various prints and poster formats of a wide variety of subject matter by the Pointillistic/Impressionist oil painter from landscape/waterscape paintings, dance, sports, portrait, to classical figures, flowers, rock and roll, Brazil, and Rock & Roll paintings and prints are available for purchase for as little as $24.95 for an 8" x 10" matted print on photo pape. Pointillistic/Impressionist Giclee prints of Rock & Roll on real canvas or heavy watercolor paper are available. One of a kind Rock & Roll embellished prints, which are Giclee prints retouched in genuine oil paint by PaulB. Unless noted PaulB's original Pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintiings are oil on canvas. Paul Berenson's pointillistic/Impressionist oil paintings are in privale collections around the world, including the downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Philharmonic Playbill. PaulB.com also builds websites and PaulB is a member of the LA Web Professionals Group.