In Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch:
“Every now and then, especially if I have no visitors for spell, the water color mania comes over me. The “mania,” as I call it, began in 1929, just a year before I left for France. Over the years I must have made about two thousand, most of which I have given away.” Page 88
In Real Life:
Henry Miller wrote about his painting mania in Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch. Crazily – you can enjoy browsing through Henry Miller prints at an art gallery – Coast Gallery – situated along the coast. But not only that – you can have a nice coffee break or even a lunch at the Coast Gallery Cafe at the same time. I’m not kidding – it’s kind of a double whammy – Miller’s prints hang on the walls of the cafe and you can enjoy beautiful views of the coastline Miller was so fond of – right outside the window. Or if the weather’s right – you can eat outside. It’s a great stop!