Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Red Barn, Sonoma

Finally near finished -  this from my trip to Sonoma - a visit to my daughter at the end of May.  It is so beautiful there, by far one of my favorite areas in California.  I have been wanting to work some of the scenes from that trip but have been so busy this summer.  It feels like days since I've posted a painting but I've been working on this one over quite a few days, but then of course I was also out of town.  Back from Washington and Vancouver with lots of material to work from, can't wait!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ferguson Point, Third Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver

Quick study at Third Beach in Stanley Park. Started the day with a walk along the seawall, then breakfast at a small cafe called the Red Umbrella in the West End. I headed to Stanley Park, I did a few laps around in t he car to find where I wanted to paint. I settled here to do a quick sketch, by the Teahouse. What a beautiful park!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pouring in Vancouver?

Is it pouring? No. If you do the conversion to metric, divide pouring by 2 and subtract raining = drizzling. None the less, it is a beautiful and walkable city. Reminds me of Boston and San Francisco, and the food! Stephos in the West End, Mouth watering Greek food. Tomorrow's weather is supposed to improve and I hope to bring my easel and take the water taxi around the city and find a spot or two to set up and paint.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sammamish River, Bothell Wa

This is the Sammamish Slough, not to be confused with Seattle Slew. A beautiful river in Bothell that connects to Lake Washington. Staying with cousins in Bothell, just north of Seattle which is closely located to St. Michelle Winery, which is a wonderful concert venue.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bird of a Feather

A quick study from  Lake Poway.   Boy - it has been warm these past few days.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Beach at Calafia

A view from San Clemente State Beach at the end of Calafia.  It's a plein air piece I did during the San Clemente paint out. We got some beautiful weather for painting for the week.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lake Poway

Quick study of Lake Poway.  This is the north west side of the trail head that goes around the lake.  Ramona in the background.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hang Gliding over Scripps Pier

There is a hang gliding port just south of the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.  As a matter of fact, the parking lot that belongs to the Glider Port serves as the parking lot for the annual Andy Williams/Buick/Farmers Invitational.  It is not an exaggeration to say it was a picture perfect day in San Diego yesterday, a beautiful day to paint in plein air.  I say that as the storms hit many of my friends' neighborhoods back east, and my heart goes out to them as they recover without electricity and air conditioning in this crazy heat.  I hope they get a break in the weather soon!