2020 Magnificent Miniatures Holiday Sale

“Truckee Blue”, 6×8, oil on panel

Looking for a totally unique custom gift for the holiday season which will last a lifetime? These little paintings make great holiday gifts. Many times they are small versions of larger pieces I have done, and some maybe an experiment for a large piece. The Sunday after Thanksgiving will be celebrated as the first #ArtistsSunday. This is the biggest discount I ever sell my paintings, up to 70% off. Price is for unframed original, unless otherwise noted. Shipping is free in the continental US. If you are interested, just email me at donald@donaldneff.com. Click on the picture or the link below to see all the paintings, including pricing. #shopart

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LA QUETE


The quest started as a simple idea. I didn’t even know if I would, or even could finish it. After all, it was a commitment for a year.
I didn’t know if it would turn out worthwhile, or just a stack of sticky panels for the scrap heap. I didn’t know if anything would be interesting or worth looking at.

I didn’t know I would eventually paint ghost towns in Silicon Valley, or haunted springs, or wild beaver sign in a metropolitan city, or the worlds largest homeless camp, or the world’s first ‘plein air selfie’.

I didn’t know eventually strangers would walk up to me, give me a hug, and say I brought back their fond childhood memories of days gone by in the “Valley of Hearts Delight’.

Little did I know it would grow with a feature on NBCTV, and other TV spots, articles by major publications, multiple showings in various venues, and a book.

My painting with the prior day's sunset painting by the creek.

Seven years ago today, I started a year-long quest to paint a different “Creek and River of Silicon Valley” each week en plein air, or on location.
At the time, even finishing the year successfully was not known, but I ended up with 60 paintings of 43 different creeks all over the South San Francisco Bay area.

My bike with the painting equipment on the bench.

Discover about the quest, including a short documentary video, interactive map, and other information here–
http://www.donaldneff.com/creeks.html

The collection of 60 paintings is still intact and will be for the foreseeable future. I am still seeking venues both local, national, and international for showings, so ideas are welcome!