Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Palos Verde Mustard

" Palos Verde Mustard"
9"x12"

Last year I went to Portuguese Bend to paint mustard. Had a great time seeing painter friends of mine and meeting some new painters. While there I strolled around snapping reference photos and this painting was done from one of those images. It was getting late in the evening and this bit of trees across the field of mustard grabbed my attention.

Here is a shot of the reference photo. This field of mustard looked so awesome as the light began to dwindle before we left the area. This is a very cool spot not readily open to the public. I was told this field was actually a bean field back before WW2 and was tended by the many Japanese that lived in the area.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

This is lovely! I've seen fields of this stuff but I've never thought to get a close rendering of it like you've done here. Genius!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Sheila,
Not Genius but thanks for the compliment. I've done a few from a distance where they are just a yellow streak so getting closer was really fun.
Thanks for the comments Sheila, much appreciated!
Ron