With a palette limited to blues and grays over a rusty underpainting, the colors of this painting are as minimal as the action in this depiction of a vacant stretch of the 405 freeway near Long Beach, California. The world is washed out in wintery morning light as steam from the spires of industry rises up to mingle with the clouds. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with unpainted white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Jesse Aldana

Carson Refinery

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1" d
4 lbs. 8 oz.



Jesse Aldana
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Jesse

Jesse’s scenes of Los Angeles capture the essence of the city with compelling accuracy. The artist’s landscapes, often set at dusk, convey the glowing natural beauty of the West Coast, but also the industrial sprawl of California’s largest city. The juxtaposition of concrete and beaches, streetlights and sunsets represents the constant tension between humans and nature. While many of the scenes appear picturesque at a glance, upon closer look the viewer sees the omnipresence of man. And yet, amid the expansive urban jungle, the magical rays of the sun manage to shine through.