For over 20 years Jim Lamb has been serving bountiful helpings of color to audiences in the form of classic California scenery. Whether it be the vibrant orange of California Poppies, the emerald green of the coastal pacific coves, or luscious lavender in the California hills, his sumptuous works invite us to revel in the inspirational beauty around us. Lamb does not seek to capture the qualities of a specific location but rather the beauty, light and color harmonies of the California landscape. Spacial relationships, color, and light are paramount for the artist. “Laguna Cliff Study” was painted plein air in a palette primarily of earth tones, burgundies, lavenders and blues. The open, blue sky and the interlocking permutations of green suggest healthfulness and, by extension, optimism. The painting is signed “J. Lamb” lower center and is housed in a beautful, hand-gilded gold frame.