I captured this moonlit nocturne, (at dusk) over the Santa Barbara Court House this last September, and finally finished it for an upcoming show in December. Santa Barbara is a great place to live, especially because of the unique Spanish architectural theme throughout the city. It definitely appeals to my romantic aesthetic.
The Art of the Nocturne
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 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