Tag Archives: San Diego County

Autumn on the Santa Margarita River

We stood in the Santa Margarita River and painted. It was a very hot day and the temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius). But even though the heat said summer, the foliage said autumn and it was a … 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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Cuyamaca Lake Park

I drove up to Cuyamaca Lake today with a friend where we painted. It was cold with a heavy sky and I liked the dark shapes that I saw along the edge of the forest.

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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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Not Far From Alpine

We celebrated the Fourth of July with the ‘old timer’s group’ from my husband’s work. We met in El Cajon at our friends’ home, enjoyed the view, took photos, shared dinner, and capped off the day by watching fireworks. It … Continue reading

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Three Trees by a Highway

The other day when I drove past Sunrise Highway in East San Diego County, I stopped and took some pictures. Today, continuing to experiment with watercolor pencil and gouache, I used the photos as reference for this sketch. Although I … Continue reading

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Spring Nudges Santee Lakes

The San Diego Watercolor Society met this morning at Santee Lakes, just east of San Diego. We are moving into spring here, although without as much green as usual┬ásince we have had very little rain. The bare trees across the … Continue reading

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