The Californian in San Diego Bay by Riccoboni by RDRiccoboni

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The Californian by RD Riccoboni. The Californian is a replica of the 1847 Revenue Cutter C.W. Lawrence, that patrolled the coast of California enforcing federal law during the gold rush. The Revenue Cutter Service, along with four other federal maritime agencies, was consolidated into the United StatesCoast Guard in 1915. Designed for speed, Californian has nine sails, carries 7,000 square feet of canvas, measures 145 feet in length, weighs 130 tons and is armed with four six-pound deck guns. She casts a distinctive and instantly recognizable silhouette and has become one of the most well known tall ships in America. More about this artist

While no road is ever straight, dedication and persistence will always lead you to your dreams – Arte Moreno

RD “Randy” Riccoboni is an insightful, American born artist (California, 1960) influenced by a plethora of sights, sounds, colors, textures and emotion. This self-taught artist acquired his drive and inspiration from encouragement given him by family, friends and public school teachers. Riccoboni’s profound love for art and architecture are evidenced in his paintings, landscape and portrait masterpieces; art work that captures the essence of a person’s spirit, the love given from animals as well as the beauty and intensity in his land and cityscapes.
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RD Riccoboni®, Randy to his friends, is an innovative, self-taught award winning artist and Best Selling Author who began painting at age four when he got into his mothers paint-by-numbers kit. The vivid colors of the original Rainbow Flag are the trademark palette of this California Artist, who not only boldly paints spectacular landmarks in an exciting impressionistic style, he also created astounding results in his career.

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  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thank you so much Nancy

    – RDRiccoboni

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 7 years ago

    Very good. You really got the light and shadows on the sails just right.

  • Thanks Jim! This was a challenging one but lots of fun to create!

    – RDRiccoboni

  • mieclarke
    mieclarkealmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful work…amazing!

  • RDRiccoboni
    RDRiccobonialmost 7 years ago

    Thank You Mie

  • Ed Moore
    Ed Moorealmost 7 years ago

    Hi RD…wow, this is great work. I am just starting out with acrylic, and one of my biggest problems is getting lines more of less straight…you did a wonderful job of that…any tips?

  • hi Ed, way to go! I love acrylic! my favorite thing to use for straight lines is blue painters tape! Be sure whe you pull it off the paint is still somewhat wet or the acrylic will tear when it drys. I think this will save you lots of frustration with lines.

    – RDRiccoboni

  • Ed Moore
    Ed Moorealmost 7 years ago

    Thanks RD, much appreciated!

  • Graham Mewburn
    Graham Mewburnabout 5 years ago

    we would be very proud to carry this fine vessel
    Gray and Irene

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