Larry's Landscapes

Scenic Landscape Artwork from Southern California
by Larry Fina

For locals and artists I can do scanning & printing up to 24", custom picture framing and cabinet making. 

Member of the Artist Alliance of Idyllwild, CA.
 
I was at NBC-Universal for 30 years and worked my way up to
an Audio/Video Engineer.  I retired in March 2011.
e-mail me: larry@larryslandscapes.com


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  The landscape painting is an artist representation of Mother Nature. For the artist, the creativity of painting is enchanting. A broad color pallet is combined with brush strokes to produce visions of natural beauty.  
     
 

I have been drawing ever since I was young. I started drawing pictures with pencils.  I added charcoal.  I integrated pastel chalks and I was hooked. See some of those drawings on my vintage drawings page. Lately, I have settled on the acrylic medium to express nature's beauty in the mountains, sky, water, trees and rocks. The two birds found in every piece of work represent the freedom and companionship. My background is also in audio/video engineering, web mastering, photography, geology and biology.

     
  I would like to give special credit to some very inspirational books. John F. Carlson’s enlightening book “Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting”, original published in 1929. It covered valuable subjects including an explanation of the four light plains. My color mixing abilities were given a boost from “Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green” by Michael Wilcox. Another very inspirational book is by landscape artist James Swinnerton (1875-1974), it makes me want to roam around the southwest searching for great vistas. Maybe in the Spring...?  
     
 

A special thanks to my Pasadena Art Center graduate friends Kwali and Jim, their advice has been priceless.   Thanks to my dear old friend Régent from many years ago - his huge seascapes were a thing to behold and he started me on the journey into learning color.  In addition to Rev. Michael Beckwith in Los Angeles and now Rev. Betty Jandle, I would like to send a special to Mahalo to John in Hawaii and recognize all of them for their spiritual guidance.

     
  Finally, I’d like to send all my loving appreciation to my dear wife Karen for her patience and understanding over the years.  Our lives are truly blessed.  
     

 
   
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Impressionistic Paintings        
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Panoramic Paintings  
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Currently, payments can only be accepted via Check or Money Order.
     
Sales tax and shipping costs will be added to all orders.  Prints are on HP Photo Satin, Photo Semi-Gloss or Artist Matte Canvas.
     

I may never get this song right Here's where most of it happens I am always with my wife Karen

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