Thursday, March 10, 2011

'OAK KNOLL - NAPA" oil painting by Kathy O'Leary

This is a scene from a trip to Napa last summer. I love to encounter the 'heritage' oaks that are found throughout the hill country of California. Becoming rarer, they are usually large and twisty creating wonderful sculptural shapes. This hill fairly glowed in the morning light at the north end of the Napa valley. I played with color and a variety of brush strokes as I tried to render the feel of the scene. this painting is 8 x 10 and is done on panel.


  1. Kathy, you sure have a knack for being able to transmit a
    feeling of fresh air from your landscapes!