Saturday, June 1, 2013


On a recent trip to No. California we drove from Monterey down to Big Sur.  It was a beautiful day and this view was at one of the vista points where we pulled off .  Somehow this lovely tree standing by itself and acting as a lonely sentinel has survived.

I will be starting Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach soon and am sending out invitations for opening night as well as passes for the entire summer.  If you would like one, please email me with your name and address  I'll get one off to you right away.

I received some comments that it was illegal to photograph or paint this image?  I Googled The Lone Cypress and found dozens of photographs and paintings and comments to the effect that it was OK to photograph and paint it as long as it wasn't a commercial endeavor.  If anyone knows more about this, please let me know.......

Original Oil
Size:  12 x 17


  1. Hi, Lori! I really enjoyed ALONG HIGHWAY 1.
    I could feel the breeze that accompanied the view of the ocean and lone tree. I enjoyed seeing the water, island, pretty sky and surrounding elements. Thank you for bringing this refreshing view to my home! I also enjoyed reading your profile. You are very accomplished!
    Barbee on June 2nd.

  2. Ah yes, the famous Lone Cypress. Apparently there is a copyright on images created of it. So if you're going to sell this painting, better be sneaky about it ;)

    1. Hi Sergio,

      Yes, I know there is a lot of "talk" about not being able to photograph or paint the Lone Cypress, but I Googled it and was satisfied that I wouldn't be hauled off to prison right away LOL.
      In the next comment a reader attached what a lawyer had to say if you have time. I love your work and your newsletter. Once again, thanks for taking the time to share all that.

  3. This piece by a lawyer might help.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to send this. I gather from it that I am in the clear....After all, I'm not going to make a fortune off it, it is just one painting. Probably won't paint it again.