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Golden California

Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, USA
oil on canvas
48” x 36”

Paintings
  • Warm golden California
  • 127 acre estate
  • Sun drenched rolling hills
  • Iridescent glow

La Cuesta Encantada, “The Enchanted Hill” high above the ocean at San Simeon, was the creation of two extraordinary individuals, William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan. Their collaboration, which began in 1919 and continued for nearly 30 years, transformed an informal hilltop campsite into the world-famous Hearst Castle – a magnificent 115-room main house plus guest houses, pools, and 8 acres of cultivated gardens.

The natural beauty of the property leading up to the grounds was much more inspiring than the well groomed gardens surrounding the fairy tale castle.