Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Santa Cruz Lighthouse

© Debbi Smith Rourke
Santa Cruz Lighthouse 12x12"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD.
While I love painting still life works, I also love painting landscapes. Must have something to do with growing up in the Texas Hill Country. I met a lovely woman named Nancy in my Santa Fe/Carol Marine workshop who is from the San Francisco area. Hearing about SFO reminded me of the trip my husband and I took to that area 2 years ago. I was able to paint four 12" x 12" paintings from that trip and sold 3 of the 4. One was this Santa Cruz lighthouse I saw on our drive to Monterrey and Pebble Beach. So pleased it sold to a friend who had a sweet memory or touring a lighthouse with her son, and this reminded of her of that special time. Love stories like that and find that often there is a link like this that creates that special desire to not just admire a painting but to indeed purchase it! Happy to be part of that circle of joy. I do hope to paint a larger version of this in my new studio - move date is Oct. 10 so I hope to be painting in 3 weeks! Until then I am just reflecting on past work, lessons and ideas for future works. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Laurel Daniel said...

Hey Debbi - Congratulations! It's great to see your blog and I'm so happy to hear that your trip went so perfectly! Both these paintings are wonderful!