Monday, July 06, 2009

California Landscape

"California Landscape"
12" X 24" Oil on canvas
What a generic title. The one thing about that title is that this painting really does represent most of the California hillsides all up and down the coast of California. This scene is just off the 101 freeway just north of the town of Buellton, CA. Warm summer dry grasses line the hillsides with a splattering of oak trees. Close to sunset you will see the amazing glow of light that I think is the highlight of any day here along the coast.


Teresa said...

Awesome Ron! I love the way you handled the sky/clouds. Makes me homesick!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Teresa,
Thanks! I was trying to keep them in that fading pinkish stage you get around dusk at times. I think they look cool like that and sometimes they just look almost on fire.

This was a fun one because of the wide format which I haven't done in a while now.