Original Oil Paintings

Light on the Slough 12×16


Unframed size 12″x16″; framed 18″x22″


“California’s Pacific Ocean coastline is dotted with sloughs and estuaries of the many rivers and creeks which wash out to the sea. These often brackish bodies of water provide habitat for a myriad of plants and creatures. Along the Pajaro Valley in Watsonville CA, are many sloughs. This location offered a view of the farmland beyond. It is home to many birds. (The Spanish name for bird is Pajaro.)” – mh


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“In this particular spot, I was attracted to the light on the trees as the sun set to the west, casting shadows and streaks of warm light. I included a blue heron in the painting, one of my favorites among the graceful birds that inhabit the area.” – mh

This 12″ x 16″ original oil painting is on a canvas mounted board from Utrecht. It was initially painted by Michele Hausman plein air – on location. Final touches were achieved in her studio.

The painting support is a Utrecht Master’s canvas panel of Belgian linen, hand oiled. The three displayed frame options include a 3″ Gold wood frame with decorative corners, a 3.5″ Black frame with gold filet (inset), and a 3″ antique Silver frame (“antique” is the style of finish, not the age!)

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 24 × 2 in