"This current body of work is an expression of my interest in the everyday experience of moving through the landscape. In this case I've focused on the area known as the Yolo Bypass (located between West Sacramento and Davis. This area is so fascinating because of its ever-changing geography depending on the seasons.

Sometimes it is land; sometimes it's flooded. The sky over this area presents an uncommon spatial vastness and drama of light that changes every day, even every hour. The first time I visited the area in late August I expected to see only brown, dried grasses and cracked earth. Instead I discovered the most glorious fields of wildflowers in a wetland setting filled with birds. You can't judge the area by the few minutes it takes to drive across the Yolo Causeway. You have to get off the freeway to get a closer view by hiking or driving around the Vic Fazio preserve.

I paint the landscape because it is the most immediate world I know. I walk in it, I breathe it; I feel the textures and atmosphere and never tire of the light and the horizon. To move through it is to experience a multi-dimensional world full of surprises. So, the fluidity of paint is a good medium to express this. My style of painting hovers on the edge of abstraction in order to retain this sense of immediacy and movement." -- Joseph Bellacera

After the Rain, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
After the Rain
Oil on Panel, 2005
32" x 32"Piece is sold
Cultivated Field, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Cultivated Field
Oil on Canvas, 2005
37" x 42"
Field with Pond #6, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Field with Pond #6
Oil on Panel, 2005
36" x 36"Piece is sold
Change of Season, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Change of Season
Oil on Panel, 2005
24" x 24"
Marsh #6, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Marsh #6
Oil on Panel, 2005
32" x 32"Piece is sold
Quiet Pond, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Quiet Pond
Oil on Panel, 2005
26" x 24"Piece is sold
Glow on the Horizon, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Glow on the Horizon
Oil on Panel, 2005
22" x 28"Piece is sold
Illumination Series #104, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Illumination Series #104
Oil on Panel, 2005
18" x 18"
Winter Light, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Winter Light
Oil on Canvas, 2005
48" x 54"
August Bloom, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
August Bloom
Oil on Panel, 2005
26" x 24"Piece is sold
Marsh in Autumn, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Marsh in Autumn
Oil on Panel, 2005
32" x 36"Piece is sold
Soft Summer Day, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Soft Summer Day
Oil on Panel, 2005
26" x 24"Piece is sold
Illumination Series #101, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Illumination Series #101
Oil on Panel, 2005
18" x 36"
Blue Canal, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Blue Canal
Oil on Canvas, 2005
34" x 40"Piece is sold
Field with Vermillion Sky, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Field with Vermillion Sky
Oil on Canvas, 2005
36" x 60"Piece is sold
Breaking Through #2, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Breaking Through #2
Oil on Canvas, 2005
38" x 20"
Works on Paper
Field at Dawn, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Field at Dawn
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
10" x 10"
Light on the Land #1, Copyright 2004, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #1
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2004
18" x 18"
Curved Road #4, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Curved Road #4
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
16" x 16"Piece is sold
Light on the Land #3, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #3
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
16" x 16"
Light on the Land #4, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #4
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
12" x 12"
Light on the Land #5, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #5
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
12" x 12"Piece is sold
Light on the Land #6, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #6
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
10" x 10"Piece is sold
Light on the Land #7, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #7
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
10" x 10"
Light on the Land #8, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Light on the Land #8
Oil on Resin on Paper, 2005
10" x 10"Piece is sold
March Clouds #4, Copyright 2004, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
March Clouds #4
Oil on Paper, 2004
8" x 8"Piece is sold
Study for Marsh #6, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Study for Marsh #6
Oil on Paper, 2005
7" x 7"Piece is sold
Road through a Field #3, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Road through a Field #3
Oil on Paper, 2005
16" x 18"Piece is sold
Field in Summer #1, Copyright 2005, Joseph Bellacera -- Click to Expand...
Field in Summer #1
Oil on Paper, 2005
16" x 18"Piece is sold
     
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