Have a Look Around

‘Moonpower’ by Steve Ladd

Charged by Lunar Cycles…. Is she mesmerized or moonstruck? You can tell by her knowing gaze that beneath that calm exterior, there are fires that burn bright and can spread wildly. “Moonpower,” oil painting on floated panel, 16 x 20 inches (20 x 28 inches with frame )–$1000

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‘Music in the Loft’ by Steve Ladd

Gimme Some Old-Timey Tunes… You know the music is going to be heating up quickly as this setting is conducive to sweet string sounds and harmonies way into the wee hours. “Music in the Loft,” watercolor, 24 x 30 inches (32 x 40 inches with mat and frame)–$1200

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‘Driveway’ by Steve Ladd

You See It Coming & Going… The first and last 5o feet of any motor vehicle excursion at this homestead in Humboldt County happens on this stretch of unpaved, well worn and essential ground. “Driveway,” oil painting on stretched canvas, 16 x 20 inches (22 x 28  inches with frame)–$800

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‘Logging Road’ by Steve Ladd

Sometimes the Only Road on the Mountain… The ubiquitous logging road is a familiar sight in mountainside communities built on what were once prized groves of ancient redwoods. Many of the trees are gone, but the roads live on and are used by occupants who typically never knew the loggers or the trees. “Logging Road,” oil painting […]

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‘Dancing Room’ by Steve Ladd

For the Flow Not the Show… In the glow of candlelight, the dancer connects with the sublime through her graceful meditation of motion.  “Dancing Room,” oil on panel, 17 x 25 inches (20 x 27 inches with frame)–$700

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‘Gully’ by Steve Ladd

Just Add Rain to Make It Come Alive… A dry ditch and arid weeds in the summer come into their new personas when the seasonal rains come to the meadows around Garberville. “Gully,” oil painting on panel, 22 x 28 inches unframed with painted border–$1000

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‘Winter Woodpile’ by Steve Ladd

Snug and Dry = Happy Firewood in Winter… The contour of this sizable stack of firewood makes it appear as cozy as a baby under her blankies. “Winter Woodpile,” oil painting on panel, 18 x 21 inches ( including frame )–$500

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‘Summer Woodpile’ by Steve Ladd

Happiness Is Stacks of Firewood in Summer… Solid stacks of dry and split firewood is like gold bullion to those who rely on a wood stove to heat their homes in the woods in the coming winter. “Summer Woodpile,” oil painting on panel, 18 x 24 inches (without frame), 26 x 32 inches (with hand carved frame)–$1000

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‘Lower Orchard’ by Steve Ladd

Harvest of Color in Yesterday’s Orchard… The elements of the orchard are still evident in this Southern Humboldt County homestead setting, captured in its essence in this painting.  “Lower Orchard,” Oil on panel, 21 x 25 inches (including handmade frame)–$1000

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Paintings: ‘Getting Framed Feels So Good’

Sometimes when the painting is finished, it’s still not finished… Not every painting calls out for a frame, so some of Steve’s paintings have other edge finishes applied. But when the painting is crying out to the held securely and attractively on four sides, it’s time for Steve to get busy in his workshop. With bare bones […]

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‘Upper House’ by Steve Ladd

Where We Live Is Only Part of Picture… Like many homesteads in Southern Humboldt County, the grandeur is often reserved for the setting and the home itself is one facet of the overall gestalt. This oil painting by Steve is of a home near his own. ‘Upper House, ‘oil on stretched canvas, 22 x 28 […]

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‘River Bar’ by Steve Ladd

Liquid Life in Color… The South Fork of the Eel River is a dominant feature of the natural environment of Southern Humboldt County. And it’s also dominantly and abundantly beautiful. This oil painting by Steve of a slice of the river bar in summer shows why. River Bar, 22 x 28 inches, unframed–$1000

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