The Art of the Nocturne

Three Day Trip to the Gold Country April 4, 2013

Last week I received another commission.  I was hired to travel 700 miles in three days, in a Toyota Camery, with three friends, and to paint two paintings. One painting of the Historic Gold Coin Tavern in Mariposa California, (The former home of Gen. John Fremont.

The other painting was to capture the Moon over Half Dome. However due to time constraints I was only able to capture Yosemite Falls.

It was a good, old fashioned Road trip into the Gold Country.

Photo: Josh Worthen

4th of July, Sea World

4th of July, Sea Word

12x9  oil/board  2012 

Solo Exhibition featuring recent paintings by Thomas Van Stein
Compositional Elements influenced by the artwork of Late 19th, Early 20th Century Japanese Masters

December 6, 2012 through January 13, 2012

Artist's Reception: First Thursday Art Walk, December 6, 2012  5-8pm

James Main Fine Art and Antiques
27 E. De La Guerra Street Street
Santa Barbara, California  93101