Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cattle in the Rolling Hills

Cattle in the Rolling Hills
8x10 original oil painting, $100

In the spring, the Stanford Hills are carpeted with wildflowers and dotted with grazing cattle. Right now the grass is starting to change from green to brown, a sign that summer is coming. The painting above shows the morning light on the Stanford Hills with cattle grazing in the foreground.

Cattle grazing in the area known as Jasper Ridge began soon after the Spanish established Mission Dolores in 1776 and Mission Santa Clara in 1777. Jasper Ridge is a low ridge in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the base of the San Francisco Peninsula. Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve covers 1,189 acres just 4 miles west of the main Stanford University campus and is owned by Stanford University.

Next week, it's back to the City to paint.

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