From here I make a left onto Orcutt to take the back way into town. The double arrow sign against the velvety swath of dry, summer grass is the last pause before the long stretch of road through the farmland.
oil on 8"x8" panel
Hush in Bee Canyon
oil on 8"x8" panel
When I set out on our daily pup walk on this day our canyon was socked in with fog. I brought along my camera to capture the mood the diffuse light cast on the scenery. This fence shaded by an old oak tree brings lighting contrast to the otherwise muted landscape.
Oil on 18"x24" panel
This huge, fluffy cloud is one of many that blessed California this winter, bringing much needed drought relief. This photo shoot was done the day after a great storm, and the skies were full of these beauties.
oil on 18"x24" panel
We pass this little tree on the back way to town. I've been wanting to make some sort of art out of it for three years, and on this day the winter clouds gave me the perfect back drop. I love the simplicity a tree is all by its lonesome in a landscape.
On one of our date nights, my husband drove me all around the countryside right before sunset so I could capture the landscape during the "magic hour". This barn is on a road adjacent to the one that runs past our little airport. I've no idea why the barn has this particular shape, but it made for an interesting subject.
I have a thing for old houses - especially these small charmers. They remind me so much of my rural hometown in Western New York. For a good portion of my childhood our view from the front porch was my grandparents' modest sized, orange and white house (though, it never seemed small to me as a kid). This one is on 227, near Price Canyon Road. I had been out shooting photos of the landscape one evening and caught the last light of the day as it hit this scene.
View of country dirt road running along a vineyard in the wine country of San Luis Obispo in springtime.
Biddle Ranch Road
oil on 30"x40" canvas
I loved the orange and white color scheme of this house, set against the blue California sky, and the dry, drought-stricken landscape.
Davenport Creek Road
oil on 24"x36" canvas
Glints oil on 18"x24" panel
This is another piece in the series that came from a date night, sunset photo shoot - Central California landscape bathed in the last of the summer light.