The acorn that sprouted and started to grow into this Coast Live Oak many, many mornings ago sure picked a good spot to sink its roots. I wonder if it knew how many people would visit it for picnics and to share its grand view of Cathedral and Arlington Peaks, the rolling green hills and the Santa Barbara harbor on the horizon. I spent a pleasant morning before the easel trying to catch the atmospheric golden light we get on green winter mornings here.
Oil on Canvas— 16×24”— I was really honored to be invited to be a new member of the Oak Group last week. I have great admiration for the artists in this group— not only for the awesome art made by the members, but also for their environmental agenda of using their art to raise awareness and funding to protect wild spaces. I really look forward to showing with them in the future.