One of the most renowned plein air painters in the world, John Cosby, is a good friend of The Ranch and has several pieces on display at the resort, including the incredible commission piece “Aliso Trail” displayed over the massive fireplace in Harvest Restaurant.
Your experience will begin before you arrive for your stay at The Ranch. John will set up a call, or maybe even a Zoom call with you to discuss your goals during the experience. Once on property, John will pick you up from the Ranch and take you to his studio located about 20 minutes away where you will learn over coffee, how he conceptualizes an idea, or how he puts a plan together in making a commissioned vision come to life. After some time in the studio, it’s off to lunch at a restaurant near his studio in San Clemente. Over lunch, you will learn more about how John became one of America’s most renowned artists and make plans for the next step – visiting an inspired coastal bluff in Laguna Beach where you will, under John’s tutelage, create your own masterpiece. Over lunch, you may decide that your goal is to commission a personal piece for your home, if that is the case – the inspirational bluff-side plein air experience will only further your excitement of having an original Cosby in your home. A custom piece would be negotiated between yourself and Mr. Cosby.
Once you finish your own creation, John will dry it at his studio and have it shipped to your home – usually a 2-3 week process. Along with your painting, will be a personalized note from John along with a few snapshots of your experience together – something to inspire brilliant conversations with family and friends as you show off your creation and talk about this once in a lifetime experience.
This experience is incredibly unique and scheduling time with Mr. Cosby is something that will require plenty of planning – so a 4-week minimum lead time is required to book this experience. As a working artist, John’s schedule is very busy, so we cannot guarantee that it will be available.