This is another painting from my trip to Laguna Beach last month. I was painting with several friends in a beautiful grove of eucalyptus trees. About an hour into our paintings the landowner asked us all to move our easels outside of the fenced area where we were. We ended up painting from about a hundred feet back, peering over a fence, wishing we had binoculars to finish our paintings. The trees had a lot of character, and looked great on top of the brilliant, sunlit green grass. The mountain behind the trees was in shadow all morning, a deep blue that made the greens look all the more vibrant. Even though I ended up working from a distance I was happy with how this one came out. This painting is 16×20″ and is on display at the Debra Huse Gallery on Balboa Island, CA.