May 19, 2010
Painted on location, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve
Painted during week-long Sonoma Plein Air Event
Lightly raining. Forest interior provided some shelter from rain.
The mood was quiet, peaceful, and contemplative.
On our way to the coast, we stopped at Guerneville to get a new windshield wiper. The gentleman in the store suggested we go to the Armstrong Redwoods Reserve. I am glad we did. My son and I walked the nature trail in this spectacular spot. We felt small beneath these towering giants. We were in awe. We were about to leave, when I decided to go back and paint. This is my son's favorite painting from our trip to California.
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