Sycamore Trees on La Crescenta Park Trail
I'm interested in phenomena that affect the look of the landscape, whether it is the light effects caused by the reflective particles thrown into the air by a volcano, or the strange twilight caused by a storm suddenly and dramatically changing the angle of the sun’s rays and for a moment, relighting the landscape. In this instance it is a thunderhead cloud forming suddenly above the mountains.
Small alla-prima study, painted on a museum grade plein air panel. Studies differ from my other small works in that they are usually directly painted in a single session without the many layers of underpainting and finishing glazes. A spontaneous approach, often as exploration for a larger painting.
6 x 6 inch oil on linen panel with plein air frame