i love this place! The long eucalyptus lined road to the Visitor Center; the beautiful views of the oak-studded hillsides; the manor and it’s huge palm trees; and who could forget NBCUniversal TV’s “The Biggest Loser” house and sets! :>)
It was outrageously hot, but I stuck to the shade and even managed to get a cool breeze every once in awhile.
What I love to paint here is the row of shedding eucalyptus trees, using them as a shadow-laden dark “frame” around the piece, pointing the viewer toward the focal point. For this piece, it was the tall stand of eucalyptus trees in the mid ground. In a piece called “Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Oak”, it’s the solitary oak tree in a line with the eucalyptus trees. It’s a bit of a composition “trick”, but it works!
What do you think?