|Late Fall, Garland Ranch, 6"x6", oil on gessobord, ©2013 Cindy Greene|
We celebrated our 35th anniversary with a week in Carmel last fall, and had a wonderful time. We visited some favorite spots where we had been on previous anniversaries, and also discovered some wonderful new places. One of those is Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley, which was just down the road from where we were staying. I did a few plein air paintings there, and also took a lot of photographs.
I painted this from one of those reference photos, and also the memory of the long shadows and bright sunlight. There was probably a dog or two bounding around that corner just after the photo was taken. That day was my first experience being kissed by a dog while painting!