Monday, December 20, 2010


12x16 inch oil painting
by Tom Brown

Thousands of these majestic eucalyptus trees were originally planted in Orange County, California between the late 1800s and 1940, creating towering green rows that were visible for miles.

They were arranged predominantly in a northwest-southeast direction, parallel to Santa Ana Mountains as windbreakers to protect the citrus groves from the winds that roared down from the mountains.

Currently they have no agricultural use since the citrus growing industry that gave name to Orange County has left the area, but there are still more than 18,000 of these ancient sentinels crisscrossing the land.

I painted this on location, working with thick juicy strokes of oil paint to capture the feeling of the moment in California’s history.

If you would like to own this piece of California history, email me directly:
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