California Mountains

Ridgelines, oil on aluminum, 40″ x 52″, Sold


I love to paint from an aerial perspective.  Being a good distance above the Earth makes me feel peaceful and serene.  I have a friend who is a pilot and he sent me a few photos of his travels and I thought some of them would be fun to paint. This is a flyover of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest⁩, Forks Of Salmon, such a descriptive name of place.  I was particularly drawn to the striations in the mountains, how they undulate and form such a mass.  They were fun to describe in paint. Snow dusts the top of the ridge-lines like frosting on a cake, they seem to go on forever.


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