Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sonoma Roadside

Sonoma Roadsideby David R. Darrow
8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm)
Oil on Panel

SOLD
Collection of George Reis
San Diego, CA – USA

About This Painting

Something happens to me when I drive through the lush, green fields of wine country. On a recent drive through Sonoma, I was taken by this scene at a glance as I drove by, so I went back to see it again — it ended up becoming a painting.

It had been a beautiful day, perfect weather, the slightest breeze. Driving with the windows down, smelling the rich earth mixed with a hint of salt air filtering in from the not-so-distant Pacific Ocean.

And now as the sun began its descent, the colors started to concentrate. The leaves, ever-so-slightly backlit, glowed a deep yellow green against the blue mountains.

I must go back.

Highway 12. Sonoma, CA. Wine Country.  ◙


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1 comment:

Rachel Magnusson said...

What a great painting! I was led here because I read your post on oil painting blonde hair on wet canvas. Delighted to find you also painted a picture of some of my hometown!