These two greats were products of the mid-century Bay Area art movement. And although there were many influential painters from this group, I chose two that have kept my attention over the years. Their works contrast one another yet exist in the same vein. Within both artist’s works, there is a sense of abstraction, representation, realism, gesture, looseness, tightness, seriousness and humor. If I were to metaphorically compare these two artists with food, I’d say Mel is a hot dog and Wayne is the bun.