Erin Dertner's Sonoma Oak in springtime, rolling hills and daffodils, light and clouds, 12" x 16" unframed oil painting.
About Sonoma Oak, Erin says:
"I have recently moved to the southeast side of Santa Rosa, up against Taylor Mountain in beautiful Sonoma County. During the early part of the year, mustard abounds amongst the vineyards and open fields and on this day was such a welcome foil for the glorious old oak tree and background hills. The mountain is also covered with oaks, but seen from a distance are in tones of blue and lavender and the rain has allowed for the softest of greens against the warm ones up close. I seemed to delight everyone in my neighborhood by standing there on the corner while capturing our mutual view with my oils, brushes and palette knife."
Long-time Mendocino plein air artist proficient in oils with a palette knife, oils with brushes, watercolors, and acrylics.
Painting, studying and teaching the subject of light is Erin’s driving force. The cool shadows of the early morning and those that fall long and warm in the evening enliven her creative soul as nothing else. Subject matter is secondary to the sunlight itself, though her locations speak volumes about God’s wondrous world of color, drama and mystery.