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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...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Quieter side of California: "Cypress Hush"

Cypress Hush 9 x 14

This was painted during a quick trip last weekend to Santa Cruz, at Lighthouse State Beach in the fog, then rain. On trips like these, I like to push myself to try new subjects,  and new ways of seeing and painting. The challenge here was to be very careful of the values and the quietness of the colors without being dreary. I am happy with the mood  in this one, a far cry from the colorful brocade of Mount Diablo's slopes