Midday Monticello, oil painting by Armand Cabrera
Anyone who has toured Monticello in the spring can relate to the beauty surrounding the estate. Hydrangeas in full bloom are safely tucked in the shade at midday, while full sun strikes the residence. Shadows and dappled shade abound. Midday Monticello would be delightful in a serene setting, but would also be striking on a "porch green" wall.
See the following photos to get an idea of relative size of the painting, and suggestions for placement.
Framed in quality black wood frame with molded corners and gold "filet"
Framed Size: 19 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" high
Image size: 16" wide x 12" high
Armand Cabrera, uses oils and watercolors to beautifully paint a range of subject matter, from the mountains of Virginia, to the beach and sunsets, to vineyards in California. He has created dramatic pieces in computer game art and Imaginative Realism. His works have been published in many regional and internationally known art publications. A resident of Virginia, Cabrera enjoys painting! As a full time artist, he has the flexibility to hike out and paint en plein air on the Skyline Drive, to drive to Little Washington and paint while the light is perfect, and to paint every single day. Cabrera’s works can be found in notable corporate and private collections around the world. A complete list of Exhibitions and Awards, and art published in books is available upon request.
Monticello was the home of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States.
Jefferson designed the brick house in the Neoclassical style, using books on architecture by Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. Jefferson also traveled in Europe during this time and incorporated design principles he observed while on his travels. Jefferson added on to Monticello several times, and incorporated innovative heating and cooling techniques into his home.
Monticello is located near Charlottesville, Virginia on a peak of the Southwest Mountains, located about 30 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Additional works by Cabrera include:
Rising Mists (framed, 19 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" high)
Above Old Rag (framed, 19 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" high)
Dry Dock (framed, 19 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" high)
Then and Now (Boots) (framed, 16 1/4" wide x 19" high)
Hooper Strait Lighthouse (framed, 19 1/4" wide x 16" high)