I spent the morning in Ulupalakua wandering the area for a composition that would reach out and grab me. After many hours spent hiking around the cinder cones and sketching ranch paraphernalia, nothing really called out to me. When noon arrived I was no longer seeking anything other than a place to have my lunch. That is precisely the moment my fortunes reversed. I had lunch with the horses.
Emile Tedeschi of Tedeschi Vineyards asked me to paint a view of the vineyards for the new blush wine label. I was down at the vineyard trying to find the best angle to do it from. I found a good vantage point and sketched the scene. I was on my way back the same route across the pasture I'd come in from when I was struck by a view of the Ulupalakua silo I'd never seen before. The cinder cone behind the silo loomed up above it. The hill in front was lit by the sun just catching the tops of the furrows of kikuyu grass. The highway was not visible from my vantage point. It was in-between me and the silo but it didn't look like it. It seemed more like one continuous pasture with a few hills and gullies and I only remembered the highway was there when I heard a car drive by. It sent home the fact that the pasture in front of me was not one but two divided by the road. It looked so nice as one expansive rolling hill that I painted one of the horses right up against the fence on my side of the hill to magnify the feeling that the pastures were continuous. It's a very good place for lunch.
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