Laguna Beach : The best place on the Southern California Riviera!

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Thinking of taking a vacation? Look no further than Laguna Beach, California! Miles of gorgeous southern California coastline with an endless horizon, Laguna has it all. Beaches, art and the southern California life style make Laguna Beach a perfect place for anyone who is planning a vacation.

This painting, created by Vincent Farrell in 1982, was taken from the vantage point of Hiesler Park in Laguna looking south, toward Main Beach Laguna. For more information about beaches and places that locals from Laguna love, check out the Laguna Beach Visitor’s Bureau .

The city of Laguna Beach lists a vast amount of information, as well as, recreational activities, places to park and other helpful information. For tickets to the acclaimed Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts and tickets to all other festivals check out, the Laguna Beach Passport which is the art festival passport and allows multiple entry into all three of Laguna Beach’s art festivals.

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Brochure of the first art exhibition in the Vincent Farrell Studio Gallery in Laguna Beach, California

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A brochure from the first gallery show in Laguna Beach at our 1330 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach Studio Gallery.  This painting was oil on linen depicting a still life with a large bouquet of his favorite flowers, various shades of large China mum and gladioli flowers in a crystal vase on a white linen table cloth, with french doors opening to a balcony, over looking the pacific ocean.

The painting was the cover of the brochure and on the back was a then current biography of my father’s most recent accomplishments. The show took place in August of 1975 and it was quite an affair with full catering and open bar, there were over 1000 people in attendance and every painting sold.

My father shows were always grand, elegant and fun, he enjoyed them as much as his patrons! Most paintings were hung while the paint was still wet, it takes at least one year for an oil painting to completely dry.  As my father would quote his beloved maestro Sergei Bongart, “Paint like you are rich!” . Layer upon lay of oil paint using only linseed oil and practically no turpentine to thin the paint was the reason for the long drying process.