“Trees on the Ridge” painting

February 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

“Trees on the Ridge” painting “Trees on the Ridge”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 24×36″

On a hot sunny day in Southern California, hiking can be either a hot dusty ordeal or a cool shady pleasure, depending on where you choose to go.

One good place to go when the temperature soars is Sullivan Canyon in Los Angeles. Much of the canyon is shaded by large sycamores, gnarled oaks, and other native trees. The trail snakes along the bottom of the canyon where the shade is most plentiful.

Not all the trees are to be found deep in the canyon. This picturesque grove growing along the ridge above the canyon caught my eye, and I snapped a few shots of it as I walked by. Now, half a year later, in the depth of winter (as deep as winter gets here, which admittedly isn’t all that deep!) I’ve finished the painting based on those snapshots. Can you feel the shimmering heat?

This painting is sold, but many others may be seen on my web site.

Email inquiries welcome: info@barbarajcarter.com


Entry filed under: Acrylic, Landscape, Painting, Pointillism, Tree Paintings.

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Barbara J Carter

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