Cypress in Springtime by Sheryl Knight was painted on location (*en plein air) in April at the Wilcox Preserve in Santa Barbara. It is an early morning painting and the wild flowers were in bloom in the sunshine. Cypress paintings are on of Sheryl’s favorite things to paint. They are always such interesting trees and often seen along the coast of California. This one is especially different as it has the spring flowers and the Santa Barbara mountains behind.