Description Acrylic on canvas, 18' x 24', November, 2007.
I got into an en plein air thing again in the sunny winter of 2007. I wore a paint stained overcoat and wedged my paints into a knapsack and strapped a canvas to that. It was great to be all covered in paint clothes with a knapsack. I looked like a bum. People looked askance.
On a ridge in the Castle Rock park above Los Gatos and Saratoga I found some trees that were completely covered with fronds of moss. The sun was going down in the west over the Pacific Ocean, edging the mossy trees with brilliant yellow-green. The trees a little like a womans legs, too, very fertile. To pep up the picture, I added an eye. I like to wrap my paintings around, painting on the edges so I dont have to frame them. I put another eye on the left edge, though you cant see it in this image.
It was beautiful here. I was thinking of a drawing by Hieronymus Bosch were he sketches an eye on the ground and an ear on a tree.