Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Santiago Canyon Hills

Santiago Canyon Hills, 6 x 6 oil on board
$65 + $7/S&H

Every weekend my hubby and I are mountain biking the hills around Orange County.  It never fails that when I don't have a camera, I see colors and views to die for.  This painting is a result of one of our bike trips up Santiago Truck Trail.  It was a moody day, with low clouds.  The sun was peaking through and lighting up the grass on this hillside or golf course...like a spot light.

Detail
 
I went back the following weekend with my camera in tow and took the reference picture on a sunny, clear day and painted this from memory and with some artistic license.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Oh perfect--love the colors--perfect!!

Kelly Berkey said...

gorgeous colors diana!

Carola Bartz said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors and the entire composition of the painting.

Artist Terri Smith said...

This piece is gorgeous Diana! Love your palette! Rich and refined! Great job!