Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Winters' Plein Air week has started. There are wonderful places for painting, wherever you turn. Out in back of the lake there is a favorite route for bicycles and they go over Cantelow Road. The vista to the east is spectacular. On a clear day you can see the buildings of downtown Sacramento. The view to the west is this valley with undulant hills and small farms. While I painted, the bikes came speeding down the hill and at first, sounded like cars. While I was not at the top, the bike riders managed to get up a lot of speed. The road is a single lane and has some rough spots.
The red roofed farm below has a pond behind it and a long field of mustard trailing back up the hill. There was mist in the valley beyond which separated the tall mountain. It was a beautiful day for painting.