Painted this large piece after some small plein air sketches/studies at La Jolla cove, San Diego. It was a glorious day with pretty clouds in the distance. In the studio while painting this I could feel the warm sun and light breeze of that day.
Hunting for a good location to paint out near Palm Desert, I found this snow capped mountain with wild flowers in the foreground. When I look at this finished painting I can still feel how cold it was that day.
It was important to capture the light and shadows on the path of this desert scene. I found this tree along this path and thought it was beautiful to paint …..these eucalyptus are all over southern California.
On location at Heisler Park, Laguna, California. Gorgeous weather to be painting outside in Laguna. The park has new stairs and walkways which make it easy and accessible to all. The views are spectacular.
View of gazebo at Heisler Park, Laguna.
I painting this on location, plein-air, that’s outdoor painting in French. Lots of weddings take place at this gazebo overlooking the beautiful lagoons below.
Painted this on location at Heisler Park, Laguna Beach. Gorgeous day to be out painting, light breeze and lots of friendly people stoping to talk.
I love this time of day. It is relaxing and peaceful, reminding us to start slowing down for the evening.
Gorgeous view of beach from Crystal Cove parking lot. I painted a few small plein air paintings in this location and used them to create this larger 24×30.
This was painted out near La Quinta, Ca. A favorite hiking place when we visit relatives in La Quinta. A better title would be “Tumbleweed someday”. These bushes have such a soft appearance visually but they are thorny to touch.
I love how the desert light on the foliage makes a blanket of pale colors. This painting is out near Palm Desert.
Caspers Park in San Juan Capistrano………this spot is a view from the one of the parking lots. Haven’t painted there in a while. All I think about when I paint there is mountain lions! If I paint there, I always stand near my unlocked car………just in case. Gorgeous greens after the rains.
The bright red against green grass drew me to paint this scene. The red uniforms seemed to make unified statement against sun drenched grass. After playing fiercely the girls zone out listening to the coach.