New painting: “Hills”

June 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm 4 comments

Between Los Angeles and San Francisco lie hundreds of miles of California landscape. Somewhere out there I snapped a photo out the car window. A few years later a painting emerged.

This one’s a bit different from the rest. No trees. No water. No buildings. Just the dry grass-covered hills of California glowing in the sun. The absence of features like trees leaves the painting with a spare, abstract composition. Land and sky, that’s it.

"Hills" painting by Barbara J Carter “Hills” painting by Barbara J Carter, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 18×24 inches.

Purchase information here.


Entry filed under: Landscape, Painting.

Art Show in Thousand Oaks, California June 2-3, 2012 Kings Mountain Art Fair


  • 1. crazybasenji  |  June 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I liked driving across that part of California (it was a long, long time ago), even though the landscape was kind of basic. The painting really captures it.

  • 2. barbarajcarter  |  June 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Thank you! Driving the long way through the state can seem a bit monotonous, but then you start to notice all the subtle differences and slight variations in the landscape. I find it quite meditative.

  • 3. Vanessa Turner  |  August 2, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Beautiful colour combinations!

    • 4. barbarajcarter  |  August 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Vanessa! And thank you for stopping by.

Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

I work in acrylic paint, in a couple of distinct styles: landscapes and abstracts.

Native to California, I've lived elsewhere and only recently returned to my home state. I now live in Los Angeles.

I mostly show my art in outdoor festivals in California. I also occasionally show my work in art galleries or open studio events. You can see an up-to-date list of upcoming shows on my website (click here).

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