The Lone Cypress
I#171003 30X40 oil on canvas
The Lone Cypress is THE signature landmark on The Monterey Peninsula. Images of "The Cypress" are everywhere. In fact , The Pebble Beach Company uses the cypress on it's corporate logo. It sits along 17 mile drive and has been photographed (dare I say) millions of times. Just some inside info; The cypress isn't really alone. There are a few other cypress' along the same rock formation, which are less prominently displayed from the scenic overlook on 17 mile drive. I suppose fewer people would come visit "The Not Alone Cypress". Anyway. It is a magnificent site. This painting is based on several photographs I took in 1999, as well as other photo's of the Cypress. The painting sat unfinished for several months before I got tired of looking at it and just dove in and completed it. The painting now hangs over our fireplace. I think it's one of my best works and looking at it reminds me of enjoyable times on the Peninsula.