I picked this spot along Santiago Canyon Road because of the Sycamore trees hanging over the dried grass in the valley. I liked the shadows upon the grass, the oaks on the hills, and the Sycamore trees shape.
The size of the masonite board I was painting on was 24"X36". It is treated with pumice gel and acrylic paint to hold the pastel. I wanted my subject to be more intimate than it had been in recent paintings.
This painting will end up being a studio painting. The color needs work. The shapes need refinement but the arrangement of the elements and the feeling of the light will serve me well when I take this to a studio work.