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SOUTH MOUNTAIN WEST & The Valley of Splendor

SOUTH MOUNTAIN WEST & The Valley of Splendor

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Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 20 x 30 x 7/8
FRAMED SIZE 22 x 32 : Price includes handmade natural wood floater frame 

I continued to be HEAD OVER HEELS HAPPY and honored the original painting SOUTH MOUNTAIN WEST - Valley of Splendor” a 20” x 30" Landscape Oil Painting accepted into the the 14th Annual Art About Agriculture Exhibition at the Santa Paula Art Museum (November 2022 - March 6, 2023)

THIS PAINTING IS AN ODE TO ARTIST CLARA WHITE - As reference I used photos I took at my friend Julie White’s gorgeous floral, peach and rose colored garden looking out over the Santa Clara Valley inspired me to paint South Mountain West. I was also inspired by Julie’s mother, Clara White’s painting of a similar section of the South Mountain range from the same view point of their Santa Paula home.

Clara was an acclaimed artist and teacher, actor, writer and photographer who “loved and was fascinated by nature and people and painted what she loved,” said Julie White in an article about her mother in 2002 when her work was featured in a retrospective exhibition with included her famous South Mountain painting. This painting is an ode to her (Clara White) and all the local artists that blazed the path ahead for us.

Episode 4 on My YouTube channel ‘Jules Smith Paints’ shows the blocked in this painting and complete the first couple days of painting.


THE PAINTING PART OF THE GROUP EXHIBITION: The 14th Annual Art About Agriculture Exhibition presented by the Ag Art Alliance held at the Santa Paula Art Museum from November 12, 2022, to March 6, 2023. 

 The Ag Art Alliance was formed in 2007 by artists Gail Pidduck and John Nichols. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote awareness of agriculture by using art to explore its many facets — from workers to water, from machinery to fields, to the food that goes on our plates. 

Art About Agriculture is a juried, group show open to all artists over the age of 18 working in both two-and three-dimensional media who create art that in some way draws its inspiration from our agricultural heritage and/or contemporary agriculture. Artworks are juried and selected by the Ag Art Alliance.

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