Sunday, January 22, 2017

Winter Thaw

Day 22. Painted out east, just past Eastport LI.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Day 20 of 31.
Rain on Kettner. The nocturne feels appropriate today.  (I see much more meditation in my routine over the next 4 years).

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Morning Stroll at Liberty Station

Another break in the storms that have been coming at us every week this month, I'm not complaining because it's a good thing overall.  However, I did enjoy getting out yesterday morning to paint at Liberty Station.  This is the channel off the bay runs along the back of the galleries and restaurants, etc.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lunch in Little Italy, San Diego

Day 17 of 31.
Painting of one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Out for a Paddle

Day 16 of 31.
Out for a paddle on Sammamish Slough in Bothell, WA where my cousin lives. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Stables

Day 15 of 31.
We had a break in the rain on Saturday where the San Diego Watercolor Society at Leo Carillo Ranch, which is a state park in Carlsbad. Keiko Tanabe, international artist did the demo and critique - what a wonderful treat.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Rainy Road to San Diego

Day 13 of 31.
Happy Friday the 13th!  A little Pen and Ink sketch today. 

Rainy days, took a photo while driving home.  I leave the camera on the dash and just click away while driving.  Sometimes I don't get anything because I can't look away from the road, but sometimes I get a useful reference photo.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Adrift on Seatuck

Day 9 of 31
It's raining again in San Diego (and I love it), so I decided to try my hand at a snow scene.  This is from the east end of Long Island, using a photo sent by good friend that she took from her front yard.  The street is in there somewhere.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rosecrans and Talbot

Day 8 of 31.
Fun neighborhood in Pt Loma. This is one of the many restaurants in town.
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wexford Town

Day 7 of 31.
Wexford Town, County Wexford. 
I painted this from a reference photo that I took on my recent trip to Wexford.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sunrise Sail

Day 6 of 31.
Sun Rise over both North Island and downtown San Diego.  It was a beautiful morning, calm waters when I caught this sailboat motoring into the bay from one of the marinas.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Santa Fe Classic

Day 5 of 31. (Daily painting Challenge)
Santa Fe Station in San Diego, on one of the rare sunny days we've had recently.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sunrise over Seaport

Day 4 of 31. 
Sunrise over Seaport Cafe! Painted from the Tuna Boat Pier where the Seafood Market is staged on Saturday mornings.  
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

California Tower

Day  3 if 31.
California Tower

This is the view from the dog park at Balboa Park.  There was a break in the storm, the sun broke through and for a couple of hours sunglasses and t-shirts were in order.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Big Bay, Tall Ships

Day 2 of 31. (January painting challenge)
Beautiful Sunset over San Diego 'Big Bay'.  These are a few of the ships in the Maritime Museum which I tried to capture as the sun was setting, I had about an hour left of the day, sometimes the less time one has, the less fussing one can do. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hotel Del Coronado

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017 and all of it's possibilities.  I started the year off at the beach, painting this historic and beautiful hotel.  It was a brisk morning, around 55 degrees but the skies were so bright with the sun bursting through after the storm, it was a delicious morning to paint.

I'm doing a 31/31 painting challenge for the month of January,  I'll be painting everyday and making them available at discount prices: the daily painting will be available and can be found at  The prices plus tax and shipping are as follows: $200 (large), $150 (Medium) and $100 (Small), all paintings include a gallery quality double mat.  I hope you check out my online gallery to see the entire selection.

Hotel Del Coronado - 12x16, Watercolor