Almost four years ago I enthusiastically reviewed Elizabeth C. Ward’s Coast Highway 1 as “a fairly essential Coast Road Read,” and now Ms. Ward returns with another must-read for California coast enthusiasts or for anyone who enjoys a good mystery: Death in a California Landscape. Set in Laguna Beach, Ms. Ward gracefully depicts the type… Read More Death in a California Landscape
While Holly’s Honey Wheat Berry Bread dough rises in my warm kitchen, let me tell you of a good book about the California coast which provides three things: Intimate Authenticity of the place, a History about how and why people settled at that location, and snippets of Experiences with the Coast Road. My Nepenthe, by Romney… Read More My Nepenthe by Romney Steele
Currier & Ives lithographed the West for the railroad. The coastal scene above presents a California that is both abundant and simple. A magnificent mountain peaks above clouds. Ships harbor in the distance and a man walks with his burros towards the village along the coast road. Idyllic. Edenic. An untouched world available to possibility. Other… Read More On the Coast of California – Currier & Ives
Forever Stoked 6th Annual Artshow Saturday – September 17, 2011 San Bernardo Creek Ranch – Morro Bay CA The FS Studio/Showroom is located on a gorgeous 1200 acre ranch where they unveil most of their newest work. Many FS artists will be in attendance.
Emil, born in Paris, France, moved to Los Angeles, California in 1928. Emil taught painting in Laguna Beach and had many friends in the art scene there. Emil was also a special effects artist for 20th Century Fox Studios. The buried Statue of Liberty seen at the beach in the finale of Planet of the… Read More Winter Sun :: Emil Kosa, Jr. (1903-1968)
Alex Schaefer paints PCH at the intersection of Corral Canyon Road. Alex does not omit the modern details. Emphasis upon the painting’s foreground directs the viewer’s focus onto a traffic signal holding cars at red stoplight. Stop. Focus. The sand-squatting hulk of a grey concrete west highway residence takes up center space of this painting,… Read More Alex Schaefer :: Pacific Coast Highway