I have painted many times with my feet at the edge of Big Santa Anita Creek, near the area known as First Water. I did this work as a study for a larger painting, and I really like the loose strokes that capture the energy of the water and the rhythm of the boulders as they step down the creek bed.
Now this painting records the way the creek used to be, before the 2020 Bobcat fire that burned through the canyon. Subsequent debris flows buried these boulders and changed the stream course. A small lesson in change and impermanence.
10×8 oil on canvas panel, June 2019
This work is sold framed in a cherry finish wood gallery frame that is wired for hanging (11.25″ x 9.25″ 1.375″).