Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Very old Adobe


'The Very Old Adobe'
Oil on Board
12 x 16

Right now is the best time of year to visit the California coast. While it may be cool, cloudy and damp in the Bay Area, a quick drive over the hill and you can be wrapped in warm sunshine and stunning autumn light. And that's just how it way yesterday at Wilder Ranch Park in Santa Cruz.

After meandering through the park, I settled on an interesting perspective of the old adobe. Hand built in the 18th century, the very old adobe is indeed very old. So old, in fact, parts are held together with chicken wire and modern day concrete supports, and it is still completely fascinating and myserious.

Old things have ghosts. Old things have character. And old things make for great painting subjects. Long live old things!

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