California Oak Plein Air Landscape – Descanso Gardens Oak Pathway

Descanso Oak Pathway
9 x 12
oil on hardboard panel

Oh, I am trying hard to catch up and post paintings that I’ve been working on. I know it’s been a little spotty lately but more are coming. I have been working on a lot of commissions and getting ready for some upcoming shows. Add that to travel all over California and a new passion for daily walking and I’ve been a very busy lady. Yesterday, in fact, I spent a lot of time at Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes. When the weather is hot, we flee to the coast for art and recreation.

This was painted a week ago at Descanso Gardens in the very late afternoon as the sun was setting and back-lighting the oak trees. Although the light and shadows changed by the minute, I blocked in the lights and shadows at one moment in time and then continued with it.

I’ll be at the Montrose art show again September 5 (exact spot to be determined) but I will post it here when I know. I’ll be bringing new work, including plein air work from my recent Central/Northern California trip.


  1. annie
    August 10, 2009

    Well, you surely captured those lights in your butterfly
    net…just lovely.

  2. Jo Castillo
    August 11, 2009

    This is wonderful. Your plein air work is better and better. I like the complements in the shadows especially. I love cows and like the previous painting as well. Nice work.

  3. Kelly
    August 13, 2009

    Beautiful job. You are truly a talented artist.

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