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Descanso Gardens Path – California Impressionist Landscape

October 10th, 2008

Descanso Gardens Path
9.7 x 7.6 inches
Acrylic on paper
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People often ask me what the word “Descanso” means. It comes from the Spanish verb, descansar meaning “to repose or rest”. So, Descanso Gardens suggests a place of rest and relaxation.

To counteract today’s politically and economically charged climate, I thought I’d paint something that you would find restful and energizing. A place of repose and calm. A place to recharge and restore your soul. My friend Ruth told me the other day that she likes the ‘paths of light’ that I put into my paintings. It made me happy that she noticed that because they are a prominent feature of many of my landscapes. So today’s painting features all the restful elements I can conjure up … a cared-for well-tended garden, a place of rest and a path of light, beckoning to brighter times ahead.

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  1. I am in love with the way the light shines so brightly on this path! Totally inspiring!
    Lisa

    Comment by Lisa — October 10, 2008 @ 10:03 am
  2. Rest for the weary is right! This is the most stressful election I have been around to see and that’s quite a few! I didn’t know the meaning of descanso but have enjoyed driving there when I lived in El Cajon years ago.

    Comment by Timaree (freebird) — October 10, 2008 @ 10:03 am

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