Seven Sister #2

6"x4" oil on board. Here is another of the San Luis Obispo Seven Sisters. This time, the glorious lump is off in the distance. Walking around in this field trying to avoid breaking my ankles on the ubiquitous gopher holes (no wonder the ranchers make a hobby of picking them off with their 22's – hey, as long as they aim at the rodents and not at the artist – I'm okay) it is easy to overlook certain elements in the landscape. My goal was to find a good angle on the hills, not really taking notice of the beautifully gaunt fence and gate. As it turns out, they might just be the stars of this painting with the field and hills serving as their stage.

Posted September 4, 2009
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