Monday, November 26, 2012

First Thursday: December 6

1 AM Glow, Oil, 6 x 8"
Black Friday, Cyber Monday. How about relax-and-enjoy-Santa-Barbara First Thursday! Hope to see you all on Thursday, December 6. Lets enjoy the holiday season together.

Cynthia Burt
Urban and Trail Vistas

From the sidewalk pathways of the city, to the
natural pathways of mountain and foothill trails

First Thursday Reception 
December 6, 5 - 8
wine and nibbles served

33 Jewels at El Paseo
814 State St., Santa Barbara

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Fall Farm Day, 9 x 12, Oil on Linen Board

This guy is glad he is a goat not a turkey

I wish you and yours blessed Thanksgiving. 

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~ Emerson

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Magic

Autumn Path, 10 x 10, oil on linen board

Happy Thanksgiving week! The warm colors of fall are hard to come by in So Cal. This painting is from a park in the foothills. Thank you Thomas Van Stein for pointing out the scene to several of us at one of his recent classes.
The fall term is over, but I look forward to the winter session and painting with my fellow paint-mates. Among my many blessings, I am grateful for the Continuing Education Program. Lets hope the classes stick around. I don't know what I would do without my painting buddies!

I suggest getting out there and seeing the trails in their fall colors: Santa Barbara Hikes

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Carpinteria Bluffs and Blooms

Blooming in Carpinteria, 9 x 12, oil on linen board

Out of curiosity I googled Carpinteria Bluffs. A top hit: Yelp review " Heaven on earth! This is a GORGEOUS place to walk your dogs or go for a jog. I especially ..." I couldn't agree more. 

Venturing out on the bluffs offers something new each time: falcons, bunnies, falcons pursuing bunnies. When our daughters were little we used to love to watch the seal rookery from atop the bluffs. I think Caroline and Kate still like to walk out there, but probably wouldn't admit it.

I didn't realize until recently that there are flower fields right next to the trails. This painting is from a recent class taught by Thomas Van Stein. We wheeled our gear out to the end of the bluffs and set up in the shade. With so much gorgeous scenery, it was tough for me to settle on a subject. With my back to the ocean (weird) I picked these flowers as my main event. I am glad to have captured the scene, by now these flowers a long gone.

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