My wife and I recently spent New Years Eve at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego California. This piece was inspired by that time. This pastel is on display at Southern California Pastel Society Members exhibition.
On new years eve my wife and I spent some time in San Diego. We were treated to a beautiful sunset at "Sunset Cliffs" and it could not have been a better way for us to end 2014. This painting reflects the time spent there. Please contact me if interested in this painting.
"Due to the the large wait list for my last pastel class in Manhattan Beach,I am offering a new
"Landscapes In Pastel" class.
A four week session of three hour classes on Tuesday mornings from
9am -12pm. 185.00
Limited to 10 students per session.
The first class is February 3rd. Please contact Sue Kuuskmae. email -Kuuskmae@me.com "Destination Art" Artist Studios and Gallery1815 W. 213th Street, #135, Torrance, CA 90501
Last September I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a wedding reception in the Sonoma Valley. It was located at Kunde Winery on top of a hill. I brought my camera just in case. Although I missed out on half of the dinner, I was treated to some incredible scenes and this was one of many that I plan to paint.
This is a scene in the Mammoth Lakes area in The Eastern High Sierras of California. Twin Lakes are small lakes located in the Mammoth Lakes basin.This area is a favorite fishing spot for many during the summer months.
Dear Friends. I would like to share with you a recently completed oil painting titled
Morning." I find that I get excited when Autumn is approaching and this
is how I attempt to communicate that excitement.
I would also like to let you know about a recent interview I had with
Kathryn Lloyd, the founder of "The Masters Secrets Summit." I think you will really enjoy this interview andyou
might learn a thing or two you didn't know about me. The Interview
releases this Friday, September 19 at 3pm pST. I invite you to watch
This pastel was just sold during last weekends Los Olivos Quick Draw Art Festival. The person that bought this said it moved her because it brought about a fond memory and she had. I couldn't be more pleased.
The Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierras is an area of contrast. It is harsh with much desert and the summer time heat can be oppressive. Within this desolation there are pockets of areas where it is lush and green buzzing with life. Down from the mountains comes snow melt as ice cold water in the form of large streams or tiny brooks. I enjoy painting these locations because they are beautiful and are also resting places that offer relief not only from the heat but also from the busyness of life. The warm and cool greens that contrast against the mountains are wonderful to see.
This pastel was a recent demo for my summer pastel landscapes class. The Fall session will be starting in mid September but sign up early because it will fill up.
Los Olivos Quick Draw 2014
Saturday 9am -7pm
Matteis Tavern, Los Olivos, California
Quick Draw 2014 is just around the corner and I am preparing my self for this event. I look forward to this because I sell my work in three ways here. The silent auction is a separate event that takes place during the quick draw. I also have a separate display of my work that I put up with my most recent paintings and they all sell rather quickly. If you can come by it would be great to see you.
I am a contemporary professional landscape painter living in southern California. Although I'm painting most days, I post my new work as it is completed or nearing completion. Thanks for visiting and your invited to contact me with any comments or questions you may have. Please visit- http://www.mancusofineart.com for more information.
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