Red Long Johns are In – portrait of The Alvarado House in Old Town San Diego by RD Riccoboni.
This is Old Town Grocery and Provision Store on the original City Green known as the plaza where the oldest town and city in the western United States, San Diego, was established.
I paint mostly in acrylic and mixed media, where I can include details in ink with the acrylic. I also enjoy pen and ink. Black ink and white paper are a departure from my bold color when I step back and take a break from it.
Most of my art scenes depict iconic and historic American city and country architecture, and street-scenes including where I live, San Diego, California. I am fortunate to live in this beautiful city and amazing state that is inspiring to me everyday with its diverse topography, peoples that I experience in brilliant color in shapes and feelings. I paint and draw originals and reproduce into prints and then can share with everyone who comes to my studio and exhibits and beyond.
Beacon Artworks Gallery, shows the San Diego paintings by California artist RD Riccoboni. These art pieces tell the story of San Diego from Old Town to today, created in bold color. The birthplace of California – Old Town, San Diego is featured at the gallery, as well as the first mission and colonial building in the western United States, Mission San Diego De Alcala. Visit the Spanish Colonial fantasy of Balboa Park, the historic Gaslamp district, Little Italy, Point Loma, La Jolla and Coronado Island. The gallery takes you on a colorful tour through art of America’s finest city, San Diego, with paintings by one of America’s favorite artists, RD Riccoboni.
Riccoboni appreciates both new and old San Diego, along with the California history that surrounds these settings. The artist went out in search of old homes to paint, and soon realized there was so much more beauty in the overall experience of his city and county and recreate in art a mix of everyday activity in neighborhood street scenes, all in bold color that tells the story of this special place.
Beacon Artworks Gallery is located at 2754 Calhoun Street in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.