Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Special Place

This is a 18x18 oil on stretched canvas painted as a commission.  On my trip to Santa Barbara last month I  had the opportunity to see a part of the coast that I would never have known about without my friend Connie's help.  She recently moved to the Santa Barbara area.  Connie is a realtor and covers the Santa Barbara vicinity with properties in the Orange County area as well.  
Hope Ranch is one of the areas she is developing clientele.  This is an amazing area of country life with sprawling ranch homes on acres of land sitting beautifully on the bluffs over looking an amazing stretch of beach.  The area includes a fabulous golf course and country club.  As you drive through the rambling hills you can catch a glimpse of horse back riders on the trails throughout Hope Ranch.
This painting depicts the private pathway to the cabanas and beach.  It is a forested path that takes you to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  


Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful painting Dori, I think I would like to live in Hope Ranch!

Anonymous said...

Just lovely Dori. I am sure your client is very pleased with their commission!

Gwen Bell said...

A special place indeed! This makes me want to take a stroll down that hill. Really super job on those long shadows. Love the pop of orange in the buildings too.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Beautiful painting and what a fabulous place to visit:) Love those orange roof tops with in contrast to the blue ocean.