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San Louis Obispo Wine Fields

Another “urban” sketch of wine fields around the central California area. I created a loose pencil sketch, and came in hard with pencil for shadow in the vineyards. No pen work. I was able to use my new KWZ Foggy … Continue reading

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Mariposa Lilies

My mom taught me about Mariposa Lilies; her mom taught her. We used to find them on walks with Cindy above South Coast Hospital. “Never pick them; they are endangered.” They thrive in fairly dry hills with just enough water, … Continue reading

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Mimi and Pa’s Ranch

I wish my grandfather had not sold their ranch in California. I have all good memories there of family and being a kid and critters and holidays and making things and first riding a horse and shooting a rifle and … Continue reading

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Process: Watercolors, Mountains and Laguna Beach

I started with an iconic view of my hometown, Laguna Beach, from the cliffs to the north.  I really went for saturation this time, trying to move lots of color onto a piece.  Not what I saw in my mind’s … Continue reading

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