Pathway to the Gabrielino Trail; Neglected and Protected
- Oil on canvas
- 20" x 24", artwork
- 28.125" x 32.375" x 2.375", framed
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist.
Painted en plein air in the San Gabriel Mountains near the artist's home in the early summer of 2013.
As part of the San Gabriel Mountains, Gabrielino Trail runs 28.5 miles through the Angeles National Forest from Windsor Avenue in Altadena, California on the west end and Chantry Flat, just north of Arcadia, on the east. This painting depicts the area from the western trailhead - near the artist's home - and shows part of the hillside that is privately owned, while the remainder of the landscape is natural, including dry shrubbery suggesting the drought season. Solliday's mixture of impasto and smooth brushstrokes alludes to the contradictory attributes of this particular scene in nature.
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