A painter I've admired for a long time here in the Bay Area is Michelle Blade. I drooled over the images at Triple Base of her solo show Blow As Deep As You Want To Blow back in February. The painting of John Muir (above) is so incredible and mesmerizing. I could stare at it all day. I've got plans to swing by Michelle's new gallery Sight School in the coming weeks, but until then let's just stare at her work.