Northern California has some of the most magnificent views and if you go to the right place, you can do a 360 degree turn that will be filled with hills, trees, rock, fog and maybe a surprise coyote or turkey. There is an overpass near my home that has one of the most striking views of Mt. Diablo and the surrounding area...but you can't pull over to the side of the road to view, because of the high traffic. So I took off in search of a road that could give me the same view and I found something close. I wanted towork with the golden grasses on some of the foreground hills and contrast them with the chaparral hills that almost appear black when the skies are gray. I also wanted to emphasize patterning in the redwood trees, the grass elements, the natural ridges found on the hills and the cloud patterns. Three wild turkeys wandered over for about a minute, decided they wanted nothing to do with me and took off.
West Coast Abstract Painter with roots to the South