A perfect example of Mediterranean architecture. It’s also a place of many fond memories for me – watching flamenco dancers on stage during Fiesta, numerous concerts, art shows and weddings. I sat in the sunken garden there and took photos and made several sketches to take back to my studio.
Built in 1942, it’s another great example of the Mediterranean architecture in Santa Barbara. This terminal played a significant part in helping to shape the style of this beautiful city with all its red tiles roofs. Thinking it was going to be torn down to make way for the new expansion of the airport, I decided to paint it for posterity. Fortunately, it still stands there today next to the new one.
Along Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara where I displayed my paintings for years, my pelican friends perched at this lagoon before me. I took this photo since I knew they wouldn’t sit still for me and painted them in my studio. You can see Stearn’s Wharf in the background.