I started this oil painting today. It is actually the 4th painting I made of this hillside. The first one I sold. The next two were overworked. This one is coming out just right.
When I visited my cousins Mary Sue and Dale in Marin last August, they pointed to the hillside their home faces, and said “We would love to commission you to paint the hillside with the little church on it”. I was attracted to the idea that the houses are swallowing up the once vacant hillside, somehow dwarfing the importance of religion.