Moon Fest, Sullivan Goss Gallery Jan 19, 2011

I was invited to set up and paint the Winter Moon rising over the Santa Barbara Courthouse, from the balcony of Sullivan Goss Fine Art.

The evening was a "MOON FEST", the celebration of the winter moon, rising to the back drop of eighty original oil paintings by Lockwood De Forest. Many of his paintings were nocturnes of the Santa Barbara area in the late 19th, early 20th Century. Pure, prehistoric views of Santa Barbara before development.

I was fortunate to be a part of the celebration of Live Jazz, Poetry, and celebrants of the Moon. Also present were descendants of Lockwood De Forest who came from as far away as Europe, for this event. Mr. Goss also allowed me to exhibit a couple of my original oil paintings that evening. I am happy to announce I have a new collector!

Right on time the moon rose over the Court House Tower. I quickly sketched it in and applied the paint in an avaunt guard composition. Something I hadn't done since I painted the Mad House in 15 degree weather in Iceland.

It was a night to remember!

Winter Moon Rise, SB Court House
12x10 oil Collection of the Artist