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The Sun Comes Up on a Misty Morning

The marine layer was still heavy when I met my friends at San Dieguito Lagoon. The pathways of the tidal flow were beautiful and immediately became my focus. The sun, masked by fog, was just showing above the hills, and … Continue reading

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Winter Green at Miramar Reservoir

Now that our California winter has given us three storms, greenery is making its annual comeback in San Diego County. I got out to the lake mid morning and the shadows were dramatic against the bright green. I liked the … 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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Reclamation Is Good for Wildlife and Artists

One of my college friends grew up to be a botanist and was able to make a big difference by helping to reclaim habitat along the Colorado River near Yuma. She showed me her reclamation work last fall and it … Continue reading

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Descanso Hillside

    Most months the San Diego Watercolor Society invites a plein air artist to give a demonstration somewhere in the county. Today Keiko Tanabe demonstrated and as I watched her paint with bold, confident strokes I remembered how much … Continue reading

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Line of Junipers

Today I walked out to a part of my brother’s land that is usually a small pond ringed by a meadow and juniper trees. This year it is so dry that there is only a suggestion of green in the … Continue reading

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Sunset along the Canyon Edge

We are camping on my brother’s land in the Colorado San Juan Mountains. I look forward to our annual family reunion here for many reasons, including the chance to paint this dramatic landscape. This week the skies in western Colorado … Continue reading

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