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Beach Baby

I was finishing up a painting this morning at Coronado Beach when I noticed a man with a baby walking towards me. I was charmed by the way they were interacting and the way the man was carrying the child. … Continue reading

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Marigolds on Stripes

I brought my marigolds inside and took my time arranging the composition. For color and shape contrast, I put the round orange flowers on a mostly blue striped tablecloth. Then I arranged the wrinkles in the stripes to counter the … Continue reading

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Bird of Paradise at Kanaka Landing

The SDWS Plein Air painters met up today at Kanaka Landing in the Liberty Station area of San Diego. We are in the midst of an intensely hot week and I feel that I captured a sense of the desert … Continue reading

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More Seed Pods

These seed pods from the golden rain trees proved too hard to resist, so here they are again. I think yesterday’s seed pods had a better rhythm and color scheme, but todays’s pods have a more accurate shape. And both … Continue reading

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Golden Rain Trees

This is the time of year that makes living on a street lined with golden rain trees so wonderful. First come delicate tiny yellow blossoms that float downwards. Then, over the next few weeks the blossoms are transformed into robust … Continue reading

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Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees

Art Lesson under the Eucalyptus Trees We painted under eucalyptus trees today, with a gray sky and gentle lighting. My friend stood on the uneven hill a little ahead of me. I did not initially intend to include her but … Continue reading

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Orchids on My Desk 4

With this fourth version of the orchids on my desk, I wanted to capture more of the cloud like, almost floating, feeling that I see in these flowers. I made the flowers very pink, connected the blossoms into a single … Continue reading

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