Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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.
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
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.
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.