Wildflower Abstract Study I

In the apple country above Yucaipa is a small community called Oak Glenn. It is a fall tradition to head up to the hills and enjoy the fresh apples and cider. 

We have always started our visit at a family farm called Los Rios Rancho. They are southern California's largest apple farm and have been in operation since 1906. They recently were struck by a fire in which they lost their main store location, just after having survived the major fire that threatened Oak Glenn. I was sad to hear this.

Los  Rios Rancho is adjacent to the Oak Glenn Preserve which is a beautiful place to hike. I have based more than a few of my paintings on this area. 

Wild California Sunflowers at the Oak Glenn Preserve

My first painting I made of the area is Wildflower Abstract Study I, which depicts the native California sunflowers that grow tangled  along the hillside. 

The painting is 11"high  by 14" wide and .5" deep. The composition is  abstract  with blues and greens making up the forms of the flowers and plants. The surrounding sky is a mixture of black white and gold with some of the blues and greens visible through the layers. The gold reflects the light differently from various angles changing the colors and creating an iridescence.

Wildflower Abstract Study I
This painting is currently available for purchase in my shop for $154.00. I am planning to put it up for auction Friday on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.molvik  for a starting bid of $1 with no reserve. I will have the painting up for auction for 24 hours and I will accept bids in the comments on the post as well as via instant messenger. Shipping will be extra. The painting weighs about a pound and shipping UPS will cost about $10-$15. If you pick up the painting from me directly, there are no shipping charges. I will be posting the painting for sale Friday. All proceeds after shipping expenses will go towards Los Rios Rancho Go Fund Me: https://gf.me/u/y3hcwc
The Auction is going on now through 10/24/2020 at 1:00PM. The link to the auction is: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2657740574489808&id=100007616739795


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