Tag Archives: San Diego County

Camping in the Laguna Mountains

The Laguna Mountains rise to about 6,000 feet (1800 meters) in eastern San Diego County. The area is full of meadows, tall pines, and oaks. The Lagunas are a delightful place year-round, particularly in the midst of summer heat. We … Continue reading

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Reeds and Paths

Last Monday, I painted at Batiquitos Lagoon, north of San Diego. Later that day, I posted a small sketch of two birdwatchers along the path. I also painted a larger piece focusing on the patterns in the reeds. But my … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Birders

I am settling back into my painting rhythms from the days before COVID. I feel so lucky to be able to go out on Mondays and Fridays, see diverse San Diego County landscapes, and then try to capture something about … Continue reading

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A Moment in the Oak Grove

I painted yesterday in an old oak grove at Crestridge Ecological Reserve in East San Diego County. After taking several hours to work on a different painting, I decided to try again. All I had time to do was to … Continue reading

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Rocks and Boulders

We went to Elfin Forest and enjoyed the fall colors, such as they are in San Diego in November. I had been meaning to improve my understanding of rocks and boulders, and the location was perfect.

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Blue Sky Through the Trees

It has been hot everywhere around San Diego, even up at the Laguna Mountains, which are at 5,000 feet elevation. I found the shadiest place to stand that I could and looked around for a subject from that vantage point. … Continue reading

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A Run in the Forest

We went up into the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego for an afternoon of hiking and painting. The campgrounds are all closed because of coronavirus, but the hiking trails are open. We walked a mile or so along a … Continue reading

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