I was inspired to paint this after a hike into the hills surrounding our home this morning. I was scouting for a place to paint and on my way back came across a beautiful meadow full of these golden wildflowers. The scrub oaks are just beginning to leaf out and their leaves are a pale gold/green color. I had a purple toned board already prepared and decided to do the painting using it.
I love the structure of scrub oak trees. They are so unlike the oaks from the midwest. They are short trees and their oak leaves are very small. But I love the gnarly branches and the colors of the trunks.