Category Archives: Landscape

Kansas, Colorado, and Utah

We drove home on Interstate -70, first through Kansas, then on through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona, arriving home in San Diego after three days of early May travel. I got a kick out of seeing the variations of this … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

We stayed two weeks with my sister and brother-in-law in Kansas City. It is wonderful to be with two people who love each other deeply and to be included in their warm and caring circle of grown children, grandchildren, and … Continue reading

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Heading East Through the Lagunas

We set out to drive east, this evening, on our way to Kansas City. It was nice to relax in the passenger seat with my sketchbook, after the hustle of packing. I get a kick out of drawing while driving … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Flower Fields

I gathered up my plein air pack and drove over to the Carlsbad Flower Fields, where Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers are blooming across acres and acres. The ranunculus beds follow the coastal hills’ contours, creating mesmerizing patterns, the kind you … Continue reading

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Reeds and Paths

Last Monday, I painted at Batiquitos Lagoon, north of San Diego. Later that day, I posted a small sketch of two birdwatchers along the path. I also painted a larger piece focusing on the patterns in the reeds. But my … Continue reading

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Exuberance!

I walked up to the college campus to make some quick sketches. Spring is in full bloom, the pandemic is receding, and the campus is regaining its previous energy. I like this sketch of two people laughing together because it … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Birders

I am settling back into my painting rhythms from the days before COVID. I feel so lucky to be able to go out on Mondays and Fridays, see diverse San Diego County landscapes, and then try to capture something about … Continue reading

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