This painting is the second in a series that I make as a record of a vast silence I experienced on the coast north of Santa Barbara, that vaulted into the heavens supported by eucalyptus trees, and cirrus clouds, and the reflection of a new moon.

- Jesse Aldana

Silent Night #2

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x 1" d
1 lbs. 2 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.