Tag Archives: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Warm Enough for the Beach

Although it has been hot in California lately, San Diego has sidestepped the worst of it so far. Even so, it has been really warm and this makes going to the beach very attractive.

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San Diego’s Spring Is Near

The little rain southern California gets in December can make for a spectacular spring in January and February and this year shows great promise. This morning when I was back at Torrey Pines, I was struck by how the coastal … Continue reading

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Same Lagoon, Overworked

Sometimes, less is more in a painting, as is the case with today’s painting. Yesterday I painted with a friend at the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon at Torrey Park, just north of San Diego. I finished one painting and posted it … Continue reading

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Lagoon in Winter

I painted this morning at Los Peñasquitos Lagoon at Torrey Pines Preserve. We stood by the edge of the road and looked south across the water. I got the greens a bit too bright but with all the rain we … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Torrey Pines

Pretty much every time I am at Torrey Pines State Reserve, I look west and paint a view of the Pacific Ocean. Today I turned 180 degrees, looked to the east and painted an outbuilding surrounded by Torrey Pine trees. … Continue reading

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Sun on the Cliffs at Torrey Pines

I went back again to Torrey Pines and painted the same scene as I did three other times in the past week. I feel like I was able to integrate what I learned about the shape of the cliffs, the … Continue reading

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Second March Morning at Torrey Pines

I painted some 30-feet away from the same spot as I did yesterday and I painted on a rectangular white watercolor board. Again, I used an underpainting of acrylic and then overpainted with watercolor and gouache. This sketch has a … Continue reading

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