Category Archives: Landscape

Pine Tree and Thunderheads

I went down to the meadow expecting to paint the distant Sneffel Range which normally dominates the view to the south. But the mountains were hidden by an incoming storm with mesmerizing clouds. So I painted the thunderheads framed by … Continue reading

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Stopping for the Night

We were on our way to Burnt Hill Mesa in Colorado for our annual family reunion and stopped for the night at McPhee Reservoir. It had been raining and the scent of water and pine filled the air. We hiked … Continue reading

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Cliffs Below Cabrillo National Monument

My cousin and I painted the cliffs below Cabrillo National Monument a few days ago. It was a foggy day with soft, muted light. I don’t usually make many adjustments to my paintings when I get home, mostly because something … Continue reading

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A Moment Near Mission Beach

My cousin and I painted near Mission Beach. A street that curved away from us toward the beach caught our attention, as did the gentle light from the foggy afternoon. It was busy with cars and pedestrians, but somehow the … Continue reading

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In the Mediterranean Garden

My cousin, who is a superb artist, is in town for a few days. We went up to the college today and spent the day painting there. In the morning, we stood at our easels by the edge of the … Continue reading

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More from Yesterday

These are two looser pieces from my sketching trip yesterday to the West Basin along San Diego Bay. It is the same subject matter of people and their gear, but I completed these more rapidly and with less planning.

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Cleaning up the Kayak

I sketched today at the West Basin along San Diego Bay. The water was full of people on paddleboards, kayaks, and such. But the color of the building across the parking lot caught my eye, so I turned my back … Continue reading

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