Description Palm tree lined on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this is Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove, a San Diego California cityscape by RD Riccoboni. La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs. Due to its extraordinary beauty and breathtaking ocean views La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, but retains a character all its own. This is the park above the beach. I have painted this area many times. The large pink Spanish Colonial structure in the backgraound is the La Valencia Hotel. The historic and elegant hotel, built in 1926 is the Place to stay in La Jolla. With such epic oceanic surroundings, youll understand how this small inn became the towns social nexus, but dont let this reputation imply that the hotel doesnt offer privacy. Many of Hollywoods biggest stars, including Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, Ramon Navarro, Chaplin and Groucho Marx, the Talmadge sisters, Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford, have retreated to La Valencia to escape the glare of stardoms spotlight. Little has changed at the hotel since it opened in 1926, save the construction of the lavish gold-and-blue-domed tower, which was utilized as a civil defense lookout during World War II.
RD Riccoboni, San Diego Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement RD Riccoboni® is an innovative American-born painter (California, 1960), and best-selling author. Influenced by his early years living in the Connecticut suburbs of New York City this self-taught artist, credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration. The artist resides and paints in San Diego, California. Visit his studio and Beacon Artworks Gallery in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
RD Riccoboni paintings on canvas and paper depict his travels and local interest. Subjects include the story of San Diego, California, landscape, cityscape, portraiture, street-scenes, public events, and everyday happenings and friends. His palette is derived from the bold colors of the original rainbow flag. These Colors represent, sexuality, health, sunshine, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. RD Riccoboni internationally recognized work represents community, a sense of place in a positive and life affirming manner.
A fan of architecture RD Riccoboni is currently working on drawings and paintings of vanishing historic American buildings and landscape.
To learn and discover more about the award winning artist and his accomplishments visit his official website at http://beaconartworks.com. Read his inspiring journey of becoming a professional artist in his book, The Big Picture - A Seven Step Guide for Creative Success in Business.
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