Monday, March 17, 2014

The Red Trolley

If you have been to Laguna Beach, California, you must have sure seen one of these Trolley's. Laguna Beach is a beautiful city with scenic beaches and an awesome artist community! During summer and special events during the year, these Trolleys run from Parking Lot to the popular visitor spots in the city. On one such evening, after having a ride on this Trolley, I took lots of pictures in the city - for the Laguna Beach Banner Contest. The best I liked was the Red Trolley picture and decided to use it as a reference. The actual size of the banner is 4 x 16 feet (vertical) and it attached to the lamp posts during summer months. If you walk along the main roads, you will be able to see banners, each with a unique design.It is quite a visual treat! So this is my second year entering my design in the contest, lets see how I do this year. For the contest, I need to provide my design on 4 x 16 inches scale, here it is:
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The Red Trolley - 4 x 16 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, March 7, 2014

Plaza Fountain - SOLD

Few weeks ago, I went to Chapman University in Orange CA and passed through the downtown in Orange. It had been long time since I had been to this place for plein air painting (painting outdoors on location) - about 4 years... I was quite a beginner, but it was fun to stand out there in front of the fountain and paint. This time though, I took my camera along and clicked a lot of pictures around the fountain since I wanted to paint it again. After browsing through many pictures I chose one that I liked best and painted in studio. Here is the result and I am very happy how it turned out.
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Plaza Fountain - 14 x 18 inches, Oil on canvas panel

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