Monday, April 09, 2012

Alisal Trail

Alisal Trail
18" X 24"
Oil on Canvas

This is a scene just south of Solvang heading towards Nojoqui Falls. This trail is actually a two lane road that I've driven quite often heading towards a favorite stand of Sycamore trees to gather reference photos. I like this spot and have painted plein air just a bit further down the road. I like the spot and enjoy looking towards the valley over the hill and just seeing big puffy clouds gliding along the ridge line here. The cattle that belong to the Alisal Ranch will occasionally come strolling by the wire fences lining the road which always make for interesting company. If you try and apporach them they shoot off down the valley where less humans reside. It's hard to believe such large animals can be so intimidated by man....then again they aren't eating us are they?


Marian Fortunati said...

Really quite amazing, Ron... You really have such a gift!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Marian,
Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate them a lot you know! I've had a lot of fun on the last two paintings so that always helps.