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Plein Air Oil Painting of Creekside Shore lined by Dense Autumnal Trees and Monumental Half Dome Mountain Range in California

"Yosemite Gold" is a plein air oil painting on wood cradle by San Jose, CA based artist, Nancy Takaichi. This painting depicts a placid creek and shoreline surrounded by bright abundant trees with autumn leaves. Just above the treeline stands the infamous monumental Half Dome Mountain range in  Yosemite, CA. In the background the skyline features wisps of light clouds against a blue sky.  


This piece comes with a blonde wood floating frame and is ready to hang. Artwork measurements are: Unframed: 14"w x 11"h | Framed: 15"w x 12"h 

Yosemite Gold- Nancy Takaichi

  • Plein air painter, Nancy Takaichi, lives in San Jose where sunlight is plentiful, and a variety of scenery is within a short drive of her home. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and went to DePauw University in Indiana where she majored in art, with a painting emphasis. She spent a semester in New York City as an apprentice to Jack Beal and Jane Frelicher in the late 70s. All of this instilled in her a strong foundation in figure, landscape, still life, and art history. Upon graduating, she traveled cross-country to San Jose, with the hopes of getting her MFA, and then teaching art while painting. But then life happened.  She needed a job first, and ended up making a 30-year career in event planning and marketing in Silicon Valley, while raising a family.

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