American Places - Autumn 2020

The Northern California Coast

By Sandy Ostrau | September 1, 2020
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Sandy Ostrau’s landscapes often convey a sense of loneliness, yet her California Golden Hills (oil on canvas, 48″× 48″) is also full of seductive warmth. In this painting, she says she tried to capture the “shapes, colors, and feel of summer in the hills that hug the coast in the Bay Area and central California. Due to lack of summer rains, the grassy foothills turn beautiful shades of yellow. They are studded by dark green oak trees, and the contrast is stunning.”

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