Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Santa Rosa Hills

"Santa Rosa Hills"
5" X 7" Oil on panel

I saw this scene looking across the Santa Rosa hillsides when I left the Wildling Museum BBQ at Rancho Arbolado. We were parked on a flattened section of one of their hills getting ready to leave and I looked over at really liked the distant hills. The trees were cut in certain areas leaving varying shapes all along the hillsides. The dwindling sunlight gave it this pale look and it was a very nice contrast to the darkened foreground....I like that stuff!


  1. Nicely done, Ron! Isn't it amazing how we stumble onto the most unlikely subjects.

  2. Hi Ralph....you bet! I am always looking around for some interesting scene when out. As we were leaving Catalina heading for the boat I looked back towards town and the distant hills were just like this...very pale and washed out in the late sunlight yet the town was very crisp in color and storng in contrasts so I grabbed a few pics of that before getting on the boat....maybe a painting coming out of that.