Feb 2, 2010

"LAGUNA CANYON " original oil painting


Many times while riding down this canyon the fog would roll up to greet me.  Oh! There are plenty of sunny days here, but for now I choose this for the mood needed in a memory I have of this place.  You see, most of the canyon has been widened after years of protesting by resident's and local supporters.  Picket sign swinging people would line the sides of this road wanting you to honk in approval of their mantra "no building"... I waved back knowing the inevitable.   After years the builders won.  I must admit, it is far safer now as this once quiet road is now four lanes.  I'm glad I got to see and travel up & down this old road for every now and then I get to paint what once was.  Here is an original 6x6" oil painting on Birch panel, mounted on a varnished wooden box:   (SOLD)

6 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is wonderful -

Gerald Schwartz said...

Cara, thank you. This canyon has so many memory's for me that its silly.

Sheila Vaughan said...

The mood in this is just great Gerald - a combination of the fog and the history of this place. You have captured something that will never be the same again.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Yes Sheila, as lovely as the new road is, I do miss my old canyon, glad I could paint it.

d'Morais said...

I really like this work. It's mystical.

Gerald Schwartz said...

Yes, thank you, that is what I was hoping would come across.