On the hither side of the sunset, in the penumbra, light settles its differences between warm and cool. A landscape, thus revealed, is suffused rather than etched. This painting captures such a liminal moment when the sun, setting over Santa Monica, bounces light off of low-hanging clouds down into West LA, where Idaho Ave becomes Colorado Ave. This painting has white wrapped edges and comes wired to hang.

- Jesse Aldana

Idaho Before Colorado

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 0 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.