"Valley of the Heart's Desire" | 16 x 20 | oil on linen
What Santa Cruz Valley was called back in the Twenties. This is the view above Saratoga, near Mountain Winery. A '2-evening' painting...
"California Idyl" | 12 x 12 | oil on linen
A horse stable built in 1883, up at Garrod Riding Stables, The barn is still in use.
That's "Sassy Pants" hiding behind the tree. She was a nice mare, but a little shy of strange painters.
"Eucalyptus Morning" | 16 x 20 | oil on linen
A lovely stand of Eucalyptus that can be found in Vasona Park, in downtown Los Gatos.
"Hole 14, La Rinconada Country Club." | 16 x 20 | oil on linen
This is the hole on the course club members love to hate. Many thanks to Rick for allowing me and three other plein air painters to set up out on the green. (And yes, Rick, we stood behind the trees whenever anyone teed off behind us...)
"The Golden Hour" | 16 x 20 | oil on linen
Again, in Vasona Park, near the reservoir dam, towards the northeastern end...
"University and Main, Looking towards Old Town" | 16 x 20 | oil on linen
This is what kicked off the Los Gatos Old Town revival. That 'Sur la Table' on the left.
"Waiting for Dinner" | 12 x 9 | oil on linen
I found this silver ghost inside the 1883 stable waiting to be fed. He gave me the stink-eye the whole time I was painting him. I hear he bites.
Telluride next . . .