16×12″ oil on linen panel
Palos Verdes means ‘green sticks’. The trees must have looked like green sticks to the explorers. It is a pretty name, but I find this area to be filled with an abundance of color, texture, smells and light. Of course with plein air one must capture the light quickly, however I think it is even more imperative at the ocean, due to the movement of the sea and the sky. Yet, one has the pleasure of the sounds too.