Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cuesta Park Annex
16" x 20"  oil on wrap-around canvas

Cuesta Park Annex is one of the few remaining tracts of natural land left in our ever growing little city. City planners have assured us that what we really want is for it to be built up and improved upon, despite the majority of people who think that we should leave it just as it is. But lately it seems that this lovely little piece of open space has gotten a reprieve - the big basin the water district was considering digging has been put on hold, and now the proposed history museum was just voted down. 

That's the good part! The bad part is that the concept of keeping this lovely, natural  little piece of land "as is" is probably still in question. Eventually the economy will improve and the powers that be will look to this place with new eyes and reconstruction in mind.

But till then we still have a chance to walk around and enjoy the land, left pretty much as the early settlers found it.

This painting is painted on a thick wrap-around canvas, in a beige color similar to the dry grass. No need for framing, it is ready to hang.

This painting is available directly from me, or from The Daily Paintworks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nuraghe Orolo
Bortigali Nuoro, Sardinia
13" x 9.5"  oil on board

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to Sardinia this month. The idea is to paint from the Google map, so I traveled over highways and through villages, taking this road or that until I came upon this scene. This is a ruin in the central part of Sardinia, near the foot of Mount Cuguruttu. It is a prehistoric tower (nuraghe) of uncertain age, whose usage is not really known, ancient when the Romans were there.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Flower Market in Lucca
9 1/2" x 13"  oil on board

Something different this week!

You can see more of my work - and see lots of other really nice paintings by visiting my gallery at TheDaily Paintworks. To do so, click here. Thank you for stopping to look.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Summer Hike 
11" x 14"  oil on canvas

If you're a summer person, it's hard to let go and welcome fall... so, here, let's take one last summer hike!

You can buy this painting directly from me, or visit my page at The Daily Paintworks!  It's framed in redwood lath and ready to hang.