The California Dreamin’ subjects are taken from photographs shot on trips romanticizing the natural forms of Southern California while utilizing the Green, Orange, and Purple Triad. This is a washy vision that suggests a simplified representation of tree-like forms and spatial relationships. The title suggests the view is from above which gives the scene an extreme perspective. The composition is drawn with graphite. Gouache is added to a wet surface creating many levels of transparency and effects. This is complemented with bold brushwork. The color range extends beyond the triad with the addition of blue and yellow.