I first walked along this trail when I was 14 years old and it hasn't changed that much over the years. The old remnants of the wooden train trestles still remain more or less the same but the trail is wider in places from what I remembered. The vegetation on the sides of the trail have been pushed back considerably from what I remembered.
This painting is part of a series of pieces I rendered of the Hayward Lake railway trail. This scene is just 20 yards from the entrance to Hayward Lake's large off-leash dog beach. As soon as I saw the dynamics of the design of this scene, I knew I had to paint it. I find a grove of trees, like in this painting, can be a powerful subject in its own right. I like how the rear trees with their angle contrasted beautifully with the trees in the foreground trees. I found many interesting are many subjects to paint while I walked along this trail.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic Paint with Black Ink Size: 5.75w x 8.5h-inches Surface: Watercolour Paper Completed: October 2019