Carson Mansion canvas print by John West. Bring your artwork to life with the texture and depth of a stretched canvas print. Your image gets printed onto one of our premium canvases and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5" x 1.5" stretcher bars (gallery wrap) or 5/8" x 5/8" stretcher bars (museum wrap). Your canvas print will be delivered to you "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
A popular tourist spot in northern California, this beautiful Queen Anne Victoria Mansion was constructed in 1884 by the Forty-niner redwood lumber... more
A popular tourist spot in northern California, this beautiful Queen Anne Victoria Mansion was constructed in 1884 by the Forty-niner redwood lumber baron William Carson and his wife Sarah and was designed by the Newsom Brothers of San Francisco. We went on a weekend driving trip up the coast on a cold rainy weekend after I purchased a new car. I was intrigued about painting the fancy architecture and silhouette building against the grey sky.
About John West
I am a self taught artist and have worked in oil, acrylic, India ink, charcoal, and watercolor in a wide range of styles and subject matter including landscapes, seascapes, still life, and portraits. I think that watercolor is the most challenging and interesting.
While there is an endless amount of knowledge and documentation about what makes some art truly exceptional, what makes a painting interesting for me is usually surprisingly simple; how the artist captures the illusive and subtle effects of light. I am continuing to learn the wonderful tricks light can play splashing around on different subjects and I am enjoying the exploratory process more with each attempt.
Each painting is an experiment, an attempt to discover...