Thursday, June 10, 2010

"TEJON RANCH OAKS" Oil Painting by Kathy O'Leary

This is a scene from a recent paint out I attended with 20 California Art Club members at the Tejon Ranch in Southern California. The ranch property begins at the north end of the Grapevine (I-5) and extends for several miles covering vast areas of mountains, hills and valleys, grasslands, trees and wildflowers. Tejon Ranch, originating from a Spanish Land Grant, is a publicly held company now 90% preserved through land trust agreements. For two days we had the opportunity to photograph and paint this beautiful rugged and protected land rarely accessible to the outside world. I loved the composition and light of this scene. It reminded me of other California painter's efforts to capture similar scenes during an earlier era in our state.
This painting is oil on an 8 x 10 canvas covered panel. SOLD

To see another of my recent paintings of California ranch lands, go to my entry in the California Art Club's 99th (click this link-) Gold Medal Exhibition on line.


  1. Wow! So loose and yet so complete! I love your colors too.

  2. congratulations on being chosen for the exhibition! both lovely paintings, too!