"Mustard In The Valley"
5"X 7" Oil on panel
Spring along the Central Coast brings an abundant display of wild mustard. Any drive along the freeways in CA is most likely lined with mustard in bloom. I've painted the mustard many times now and have a great time varying the intensity of it's golden yellow color. In this scene I've toned it down some. This helps it to blend in more with the scene but in reality anywhere mustard grows it commands all of the attention.