Carson Mansion framed print by John West. Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "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...