Monthly Archives: December 2021

Merry Christmas and

When I visited my sister last spring in Kansas City, we got to talking about our childhood home in Phoenix. Our home was a very comforting and welcoming place, and our two parents took good care of it and us. … Continue reading

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The Old Cactus Garden, II

Back in Balboa Park’s Old Cactus Garden for a third week, I turned my easel and looked south. I liked how the morning light lit the plants, the left falling slope, and the contrast of the organic shapes to the … Continue reading

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Sandman on the Beach

I went out to Coronado Island with the Thursday painters, expecting to paint the famous holiday decorations at the Hotel Del Coronado. Instead, I was charmed by a sturdy sandman at the edge of the beach. I guess this is … Continue reading

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Holiday Oranges

California oranges spent the last ten months growing and are now appearing on our holiday tables. When my fellow Zoom artist set up a pleasing arrangement of oranges, I could practically smell them all the way from Fresno. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Boulders and Trees

This week I drove out to Ramona Grasslands Preserve. It was a cool day, quiet and overcast, and we saw coyotes, hawks, and cows. The native grass will not be visible until we get some rain, so for now, the … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

My friend Laura arranged a Hanukkah still-life for the Tuesday night painters. It was an inviting setup, and each of us happily worked away on it for our two hours. I added the figures of the children since this holiday … Continue reading

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