Eugene O’Neill Sacred Place – Tao House Ranch

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Today I’ve visited a beautiful ranch of the famous American writer Eugene O’Neill. 

My sister, I, and a bunch of great artist-friends came to explore and if weather permitted paint Plein-Air. The day was gorgeous; and I grabbed my brush. After visiting the house we explored the ranch. I decided to paint this white barn and an old beat-up wagon. 

The ranch is now a part of the National Parks system. Several times a year there are performances of Eugene O’Neill’s plays as well as the Artists Days. And even we visited Tao House ranch in a quiet Saturday, it was still interesting to see students there who were rehearsing for a tomorrow performance. The barn was filled with theater spirit, I’ve heard the part of the play and felt as I was a part of the really sacred act that brought live a play that was written more than half century ago. 

Did you know, that… 

America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill, chose to live in Northern California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home, O’Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.



10″x14″ St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolor on 300lb Arches Paper
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6 thoughts on “Eugene O’Neill Sacred Place – Tao House Ranch

  1. Hello Irina:) This is a wonderful painting. How beautiful you painted the barn and the wagon and the rest of the area. Love it very much!!

  2. I've learned something reading your post — thanks Irina!

    The green hills look so lovely… I hope one day I can join you guys outside to paint Plein Air!

    You mentioned that you attend the CWA plein air days. Maybe I should start with that too — and maybe we can go out for tea afterwards! 😉

  3. Thank you so much Renate, also made a tons of photo references in Eugene O'Neill house and now in the process of studio painting on one still life set that I've found in his office.
    Have a great day!

  4. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time dear Irena. I love your painting of the old white barn and the wagon.
    I still think the painting you did of Skyela was the best child portrait you have done!
    Perhaps I'm biased eh?
    Hope you are well. Big Hugs
    June xx

  5. Thank you June. I think so. Every time the artist paints something, it suppose to be one of the best. And next time I paint something it is again and again the best :0).. And because painting of Skyela was the best at that time, it still stays THE BEST :0)… isn't it!!

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