"Road in the Cuyamacas" 1934
"Perhaps the most original of the early San Diego artists was the self-taught Charles Reiffel, a critically acclaimed landscape painter before his 1926 arrival on the West Coast. His work is vibrant with its blue-green-gold palette and undulating line that fill the canvases with movement and light, endowing them with a sense of the constant change of the mountainous Southern California landscape. Reiffel was in sympathy with the modern tendency toward pure color and bright light." - M. Petersen, "Art in San Diego before 1930"