I was in Santa Paula Christmas day, and painted this the day after. These trees were in the distance, I’m pretty sure they were not Sycamore’s (due to the dark bark), so something else. Does it matter? They’re subjects of color and form for us to use to create art.
This is largely a study in complementary colors, the yellow orange trees set against the distant hills. The foreground was originally too defined and so distracted from the center of interest, so I just softened the brush strokes considerably, and flattened it out a bit.