Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Colorful Landscape Oil Painting California Valley from Mt. Ashland Oregon

"California Valley"
3 7/8 x 5 7/8" Oil Painting

Today's colorful landscape painting depicts a small valley in northern California from a vantage point on Mt. Ashland in southern Oregon. I painted this small oil painting over an underpainting of a rustic red color to give spots of contrast to the many evergreen colors of the varieties of trees. Click on the photo to see the nuances of colors.

The scene is a memory painting from a trip my brother and I took up the hot August narrow dusty roads of the mountain to move his daughter's furniture from a cabin. A spot on one side of the road gave a bird's eye view into a green valley tucked away in the far reaches of northern California. The specks of red also indicate how hot it was that day, over 100 degrees! 

Another part of that scorching hot day was the challenge of turning a loaded four horse trailer and extended cab truck in a tiny area in front of a garage!

The painting is a small gem, 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 inch on gessoed watercolor paper. It is sealed with UV protective varnish. The painting comes to you unframed.

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