Monday, January 12, 2009

"Rancho La Vista"

For my husband that spent so much of his childhood on Rancho La Vista the closed entry gates signal the end of an era. His grandparents lived on the ranch for decades, raising their 4 children in a small cottage deep in the orange groves. The stories of feeding cows, building hay forts and learning to ski on the pond are all that's left now as the new owners are making the ranch into their own dream.

Oil on panel, 5" X 7"


Marian Fortunati said...

Really nice little painting Laura...
I love the way the tree trunks and branches seem to be like an honor guard over the entrance.

It must have been idyllic there.

Laura Wambsgans said...

Hi Marian, I like the trees embrancing the driveway too. It's an amazing ranch that was a working cattle ranch, along with citus trees and later avacados. Every holiday the whole family would gather, collect oranges, walk around the stables and just enjoy heaven on earth.

See you tomorrow at CAC! Laura

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