Saturday, December 18, 2010

Summer Above Los Olivos

"Summer Above Los Olivos"
8" X 10" oil on panel
I finished this one just now while enjoying the Pacific storm that rolled in yesterday starting as light drizzle but was pouring all night and this morning. Hopefully Lake Cachuma will fill to it's top with this good chunk of rain we're getting. This hillside is just north of the tiny town of Los Olivos, CA. I drive up there a lot in summer to check out the colors and see what nature has created for artists to have fun with....nature never lets us down.
I had to run down to take Linda Christmas shopping down in Goleta yesterday and was only too happy to find out they now have a Hawaiin BBQ restaraunt there. Yummy! Guess where I'll be stopping on my way down to Pasadena in the future???

Christmas is almost here so in case I don't post anything before then I want to wish everyone who reads this blog a very Happy Christmas and a much better New Years than last year, hahaha.


Anonymous said...

Ron, This is just so lovely....I could see this on my wall!!! You can have some of our snowy wet weather for your lake if you want!!!!!
Just wanted to say that it is always a treat to check out your blog and look at your paintings.....and a very Happy Creative New Year to You too....

Mick Carney said...

More good stuff, Ron. Compliments for the season ahead. You've given us a great year with your consistently fine work.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Maggie - Thanks for the offer on the water for the lake but after the last 3 days I think they'll be opening the dam to let some out. More on the way too. Thanks for the good words and for stopping by...Merry Christmas Maggie !!

Hi Mick - I've enjoyed reading through your blog this past year Mick. You have such a passion for painting and it was nice to read about your recent success with sales at the art show. Looking forward to seeing much more in the coming year.
Merry Christmas to you and yours Mick!!

cbmosaics said...

In my neck of the woods and no hello? haha We've had tons of rain, too. Thunderstorms on the way...

Lovely dabbing on this one, Ron! I agree with Mick, it has been wonderful to view your work all year long. You never disappoint.

Have a fabulous holiday, see you next year!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, beautiful work Ron!! We wish you & Linda a very Merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Christine - Thanks for the very cool comments christine. Yep...had to run over to Best Buy...was there last night too then had to run back here to deal with our rising water levels, hahaha. Was up last night clearing a drainage dtch at 2--3 am...oh the fun! Finally let the horse out today...he's going stir crazy. Thanks for the card too....hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas Christine!!

Hi Teresa - Good to hear from you...I'm sure you are snow bound by now Teresa. Looking forward to seeing more of your great work in the coming year. Wishing you and your family a great Christmas and Happy New Year Teresa!