Some paintings take a LOONG time, I 've had this one on the easel for months.
I did not want to stop painting it.
I saw a painting of this hill by Arthur Hill Gilbert about three years ago and I have been hunting for this hill ever since.
I am in love with this hill. The rounded slopes of the grassland remind me of sculpture and the oaks and chaparral are full of strong exciting colors and textures.
Here is a detail of the chaparral: