Tag Archives: Plein Air

At Sea

We are three days into a trip across the Atlantic, from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen. Sixteen days to sketch two of my favorite subjects, people and seascapes, what good fortune I have. Here are a few sketches from these past … Continue reading

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad

I went with friends today to Carlsbad, a small coastal city about 30-minutes north of San Diego. This time of year the commercial ranunculus flowers fields with their rows of bright colors draw people from all over. We spent the … Continue reading

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Across the Street

We spent the day at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and it was an incredible visual experience. It is unbelievable that so much beauty exists underground and is definitely a place that you have to see for yourself. However, it … Continue reading

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A Guadalupe Mountain Sunset

We hustled today and arrived at Pine Springs Campground in the Guadalupe Mountains just in time for a quick hike and a gorgeous sunset. It was too cold to paint outside so I sat in the front seat of our … 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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Eucalyptus Grove in the Rain

My cousin Ann Lewis, who is an amazing plein air painter, visited me this past weekend. The weather was stormy but with only three days to paint together, we could not let the wild weather stop us from going out … Continue reading

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Spring at EL Monte County Park

Spring at El Monte Park I drove 40-minutes into the hills to El Monte County Park and painted the granite peaks above the valley floor. Although the spring shine gave a greenish cast to the area, the dominant feature was … Continue reading

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