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Winsor Newton Award at California Watercolor Association 49th National Exhibition for "Seven Layers of Spring"

Seven Layers of Spring 15 x 21 Thank you to Iain Stewart and Karen Frey for selecting and awarding one of my favorite paintings of Moun...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"Poppy Mound" plein air watercolor painted on Mount Diablo

"Poppy Mound" 16 x 20 Plein Air Watercolor .
 Painted on Mount Diablo.
 The best poppies I've seen on Mount Diablo in years, the drought allowed to poppies to grow faster than the grasses. This was so much fun to paint! Perfect conditions, sunny in the 60's , no wind and lots of friendly visitors stopping to take pictures. Probably the most people I've ever seen while painting on Diablo .

I made cards of this painting. They are available here:
http://www.zazzle.com/poppy_mound_greeting_cards-137248925079928988

 Here are two in process shots:


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday Morning, Avila Beach


Sunday Morning, Avila Beach 12 1/2 x 16 1/2

Trying for Light and Color......one of my favorite places in the world

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ripples 14 x 12

Rippled 14 x12

This is more realistic than usual for me.
I worked on it yesterday and am letting it sit while evaluating that big white area.
I am trying to put more light in my paintings and am wondering if that also means more realism.