In California's Central Valley, between the stretch of the I5 known as the West Side Freeway and the West Side Highway, lies a burned out plain, spiked with oil wells that rise thickly, like a glacial hedge and drop away without a trace.  This painting has white edges.  It is wired and ready for hanging.

- Jesse Aldana

Lost Hills

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

18" h x 24" w x 1" d
1 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.