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Cabo San Lucas Los Arcos – mini painting

August 31st, 2009

Los Arcos – Lands End – Cabo San Lucas
5″ x 7″ miniature oil painting

SOLD (commission)

This painting has a romantic story to it. The young woman who commissioned it, who I’ll call Stacy, is going to be married very soon. As a wedding present to her fiance, Stacy is going to give him five original paintings of different places they have been and want to return to. She saw my large commissioned painting of Los Arcos online and asked if I could paint a small version of it for this multi-part gift. I love romantic notions, so of course I was happy to oblige. I can hardly wait to hear how her husband likes it.

If you have a special occasion coming up, or are thinking ahead about holiday gifts, this is a good time to put in your order for an original painting. I get busier as the holidays approach.

Now for the less than cheerful news …

For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you hear the names Angeles Crest, San Gabriel Mountains, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Altadena, La Crescenta and other location names quite frequently. I live in La Canada, now the flashpoint of what has become the infamous “Station” Fire which is raging through the Angeles Crest forest in the northeast part of Los Angeles County. It is named the Station fire because it began near a forest ranger station up Angeles Crest Highway.

We are fine, since we live a mile or so from the forest/residential interface, but the mandatory evacuation area came within about 2000 feet of our home. Today, the skies are blue above La Canada, a far cry from four or five days ago. For us, at least, I think the worst has passed. But we have many friends and neighbors in the surrounding areas who are still in the path of the conflagration. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

It is comforting to see the snorkel helicopters and other fire fighting aircraft in the skies above us, hauling water and fire suppression materials to hot spots.We are SO LUCKY that this happened in August, not during Santa Ana conditions. In a strange way, I am grateful that this happened at all. I heard an interview with a fire chief who said that if this happened during Santa Ana season literally hundreds and hundreds of homes would be lost (including ours, I’m sure) and there’s nothing they could do to stop it.

Counting my blessings in La Canada,

Karen

5 Comments »

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Sara

    Comment by Sara — September 1, 2009 @ 6:13 am
  2. Hi, have been following you for a while and you have been in my thoughts and prayers with this fire. Thought about you a lot yesterday when the smoke from the fires came here to Colorado. Not sure how that happens but it did. I am in the mountains west of Boulder and it was down there also. Keep safe and keep up the excellent work. Life gets very scary at times and I hope you are truly out of danger.

    Comment by Pat — September 1, 2009 @ 8:01 am
  3. Glad to hear you’re safe, though how scary that the evacuation area came so close.

    I love the idea of a little painting like this as a romantic gift, what a great idea!

    Comment by Jackie — September 1, 2009 @ 8:31 am
  4. Happy to see you posting and all is well. The fires are so serious and frightening. (We live in the forest, too.) I love the painting and the sentiments. How nice. Take care…..

    Comment by Jo Castillo — September 1, 2009 @ 8:28 pm
  5. Yes, how romantic to have a painting of one of their special places.
    A lovely scene.

    So relieved that you are not in the middle of those fires but it’s
    such a worry, and I am so sorry for your friends and others right
    in its path. I am grateful, too, that it isn’t the time for Santa Anna winds.

    annie

    Comment by annie — September 1, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

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