The Lone Cypress (or Monterey Cypress) tree is illuminated by the full moon. The glorious twilight in shades of purple, violet, magenta, orange and yellow, is reflected in the ocean. The tree overlooks the sea along Carmel's 17-mile drive. This visionary California seascape, from the Purple Twilight Series, is an original acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped stretched canvas (the 3/4" staple-free sides are finished off in purple) and can be hung with just a nail. The style can be described as Abstract Impressionism. It has been lightly varnished to protect the paint and preserve the lustrous colors. The copyright watermark does not appear on the actual painting.