Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kinetic Race Vehicle

Every October Ventura holds a fundraiser by hosting a Kenetic Race. Here is one of the contraptions sitting on the lawn at the harbor. 8x 10" oil

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dacy Fazio Carriage House

Dacy Fazio House 557 E. Thompson Boulevard
Orville A. Wadleigh, an early Ventura County rancher and City Trustee in 1918-1919,
had this house built for his daughter Dacy Fazio in 1910. Dacy was married to Ben
Fazio, owner and operator of the Fazio-Newby grocery store on Main Street. The
house is a typical Craftsman Bungalow, but the property includes a carriage
house/barn, which is significant as the only remaining example of a carriage house in
the old downtown. The style and construction of the structure indicate that it may be
older than the house itself. This is an 8" x 10" oil painting. I have altered the painting since this phase and will post it soon.

Dudley House Museum

Built in 1892 by B.W. Dudley, the Dudley House depicts a Ventura County farmhouse and the lives of the Dudley family from 1892 to 1930. One of the few authentically restored Victorian houses in Ventura County open to the public. This is a 9" x 12" oil painting on canvas board.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Drydocks In October

Sundays are perfect to paint at the docks at the harbor. Most of the workers are gone so, I am able to set up with some better angles on the boats. Here is a 12 x 16 oil on a sunny afternoon.

Santa Clara Valley Bank

This was painted on a cloudy day and the sun kept going in and out from the clouds. It is an 8x10" oil on canvas board. I painted it from under the clock tower entrance.

First Sunday, Santa Paula Airport

First Sundays at the Santa Paula airport is an opportunity to view all the hangers which are open to the public. It's a good time to stroll and see up close small planes taking off and landing. This is a 8x10" sketch on a overcast day.

Old Kitchen Shop

This is the front entrance to an antique stove shop in Ventura. This old stove has a potted plant sitting where the gas burners should be. There is old red stove/oven in the window. It was an overcast day when I painted this 8x10" oil.

Ventura Barber Shop

This is an old Barber Shop on Thompson in Ventura. It is painted with red stripes that have faded. There are two sets of stairs leading to the front deck.