Long Shadows, Late Afternoon • 11"x14" • © 2010 Karen Lynn Ingalls
Here is one of the smaller paintings I've been working on for this weekend's Napa Valley Open Studios. This scene is near the northern California ranch of friends, a place with beautiful rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands of oak and madrone. I've painted other scenes nearby (including one very near to this) before, but a good bit larger. I keep coming back to the photographs I've taken there – it's an inspiring place.