8" x 6" - Oil on Panel
On the last day of our California trip, I decided to climb one of the larger hills and paint an oak tree. It was over 102º that day and the heat, combined with the fact that there are apparently rattlesnakes everywhere, made for a very challenging afternoon. I think I was starting to experience heat stroke and called it a day before finishing the painting. Once I got back to the house I experimented with my block-in and ended up with this.