Sometimes the beautiful view while hiking is just off to the side or even behind you. I totally fell in love with this scene as we were coming to end of our hike. There is a big beautiful sky atop the rolling California hill. Warm sunset tones highlight the hilltop oak trees.

This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. The back of the wood panel is fully gessoed. It comes ready to hang. Would suggest hanging with 2 hooks due to the placement of the support bar in the back.

- Rebecca Bangs

Serpentine @ Edgewood

Acrylic painting on wood
Signed on front

24" h x 36" w x 2" d
5 lbs. 4 oz.



Rebecca Bangs
San Carlos, California

Getting to Know Rebecca

Rebecca Bangs starts each painting with a photo of something that inspires her, usually an image of nature, a flower or a landscape taken while on a hike. She then decides the scale of the piece and the color of the underpainting (usually black). Using liquid acrylics and small bright brushes, she begins layering the many dots that make up her compositions. Most of her finished paintings include about 7 layers of paint. This process takes time, concentration and precision. Pointillism relies on the mind of the viewer to blend the dots of color into a fuller range of tones. As Rebecca places each spot of color next to another, it affects the way the colors appear. In the end, she creates something that up close looks much different than when viewed from far away. The realization that the painting is made up of hundreds of small dots is a wonderful surprise. Rebecca is inspired by the quiet, joyful moments of life facilitated by aesthetic beauty, a hilltop view or a sunset. It is clear that she finds great pleasure and solace is this meticulous artistic process.