Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Casa De Estudillo - Old Town San Diego, CA

I found this photo online... built in 1827 - 1829. That's about as old as it gets in California!


8" x 10" oil on linen


detail

19 comments:

william wray said...

I like how you made it your own. well done!

PleinEric said...

Thanks Bill... It was nice to get out of doors - so rare for me anymore.

drips of paint said...

Hi Eric,
I like how simple you treat your shadow ... and lovely choice of subject.

drips of paint said...

Hi Eric,
I like how simple you treat your shadow ... and lovely choice of subject.

John Karl Claes said...

Nice painting, Eric. Your most recent work seems to be getting more painterly and confident. I love where it is going.

Have you heard about about the Vault?

Ed Terpening said...

Those small, well reserved spots of light on the building really make the sense of light work. Bravo!

PleinEric said...

Thanks Tim... I had so little time I HAD to treat the shadow simply!

Get back to posting... don't take things so seriously. You have plenty of good work to share with us! We're all learning together... no?

PleinEric said...

Hey John!

Thanks.. I always seem to gain confidence after changing my focus for a while. Landscape seems to be easier after focusing on figurative work... and then the still life gives you the time to work on technical skills which translate back to the landscape.

Yes - I got that letter about the Vault closing. Very sudden! I was looking forward to the plein air show although my work schedule would have made it VERY difficult this year. Carolyn and I were talking about it and we both feel very fortunate to have met some very quality people like you and your family - through the Vault shows... I hope we can get together in the future!

PleinEric said...

Thanks Ed...

Simplifying worked in my favor!

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

PleinEric said...

Thanks Alina...

paintopolis said...

Eric -- Good one! -- Kevin

tonypetersart said...

Hey Eric, nice painting! I really dig the color. That blue shadow is perfect. You're way too good for Tirage!

Ryan Evans said...

Nice Brushwork and colour choices

Ryan

PleinEric said...

Thanks Kevin...

Tony - Thank you. I'm not sure what you mean about Tirage - but it sounds like a compliment!

Ryan - thanks for stopping by!

Drawings said...

Hi
Beautiful paintings and Lovely muted colors!

mckelveystudio said...

Hi Eric,

I have painted that building in Old Town SD many times, great job!

mckelveystudio said...

Hi Eric, I've painted that building in Old Town SD many times, you've painted it well, nice job!

Mad Guru said...

Long time no update. Would love to see what you are up to now.

I just finished a painterly short film called "Gul".

http://www.madguru.net