Tag Archives: California

The Florida Canyon Traihead

One of my favorite San Diego views is the view of the Florida Canyon Trailhead from the Rose Garden at Balboa Park. It is especially compelling in late spring when our rainy season is ending, and the foliage is young … Continue reading

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Last Sketch from Casa de Flores

By the time I started this third and final sketch from the San Diego Horticultural Society’s Spring Tour, I was tired enough to sit while painting, something I rarely do. I found a spot under a massive oak tree and … Continue reading

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Second Sketch from Casa de Flores

An abundance of flowers and plants is such a delight. This is my second sketch from the San Diego Horticulture Society’s Spring Tour, and I focused on a beautiful agave. I liked how the surrounding flowers accentuated its long leaves … Continue reading

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Casa de Flores

The San Diego Horticulture Society held its 2022 Spring Tour today, and I was honored to be a featured artist in the garden at the Casa de Flores. I painted all day and came home with three pieces, the first … Continue reading

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A Perky Little Bush

A few weeks ago, we took a trip up through Northern California. There was some snow which is always a treat for this Southern Californian. While sitting in our camper, I looked out the window and saw the shapes of … Continue reading

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Down at the Harbor

I went down to the Embarcadero to paint San Diego’s historical boats at the Maritime Museum. There were eight or ten of them representing different eras, from sailing ships through submarines. None of them were decked out in pastels, but … Continue reading

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The King of Libraries

Here is another composition with a mounded landmass rising to the top of a page. This scene shows the Geisel Library, a well-known landmark at the University of California at San Diego. It perches on a hilltop that showcases its … Continue reading

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