Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you peace, goodwill, joy, and a wonderful year to come!

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Mission Bay Again

Two days ago when I was at Mission Bay I did a quick warm-up of the shoreline to accustom myself to the colors of the day. Today I added birds to the warm-up to make this small painting. Funny how … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Afternoon

It was a quiet December afternoon at Lake Murray in San Diego, and a perfect opportunity for a 30-minute sketch. I liked the way the eucalyptus branch was shaped like the shoreline of the lake and shortened the tree’s height … Continue reading

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Mission Beach in December

This morning I painted at Mission Beach in San Diego, with the Wednesday Painters from the San Diego Watercolor Society. Even by ten there was still quite a bit of fog, although the sun was bright. The figures on the … Continue reading

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A Yucca Plant, I think

I sketched today at Balboa Park’s Desert Garden. It is a delightful place on top of the mesa, full of succulents and cactus. Unfortunately, there are no name plates so I am not confident that this is a yucca. Regardless, … Continue reading

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Ramona Grassland Preserve

I got good a good start on this painting when I was over at Ramona Grasslands Preserve last Saturday, but I had to wait until today to finish it. This began as a bright morning scene with intense backlighting but … Continue reading

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Cuyamaca Lake Park

I drove up to Cuyamaca Lake today with a friend where we painted. It was cold with a heavy sky and I liked the dark shapes that I saw along the edge of the forest.

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