Sara Post’s Weather is the culmination of an extended landscape
project begun in summer of 2017. Land and weather, in the form of
summer storms, began to work their way into Post’s paintings during
an artists’ retreat in southern Wisconsin. When she returned to
California she initiated a series of paintings noting the influence of
weather on landscape, reflecting changes in air, light and humidity.
She drew and photographed weather moving across the land and
brought those rough ideas back to the studio. This project includes
locations along the North Coast, Lassen, the Sierra Nevada, the
Sacramento Delta and the Central Valley.
Sara Post combines painting and drawing in her work using oil
pigment sticks, oil paint, wax, and a variety of drawing materials. Her
paintings are the result of close observation transformed by
imagination—of working with sense impressions as well as with