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May 16, 2018

The Columbine watercolor is complete. I tried doing a vignette for the first time where you have the composition touch three sides of the piece, don’t have a definite border, and incorporate the beauty of the paper. The center of focus is off-center and the composition reads left to right, up and down, and connects on three sides.

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Bartlett Pear

It’s been a long time since I posted. First the Mendocino Complex Fire in July came within 4 miles of our house. We have a great view of the fire line and smoke because we live on a ridge, so that was very distracting! We had to pack up in case of evacuation, which didn’t happen, but it took time to pack and then unpack.¬† I had a minor surgery in late July. Then I go pneumonia in October and was in the hospital for 4 days. I am finally getting it together to do some painting. I took a picture of the pears in the orchard off Talmage Road here in Ukiah in August (when they were harvesting) and here is the result!

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Succulent – Day 12 #worldwatercolormonth

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Hopland Field Station Road, View from Barn – Day 10 – #worldwatercolormonth

Small quick study for a larger work I intend to do later.

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California Poppy – Day 10 #worldwatercolormonth challenge

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Lupine or Texas Bluebells – Day 9 of #worldwatercolormonth

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Clematis – Day 8 of #WorldWatercolorMonth

This morning my clematis bloomed and it was just to beautiful to not paint! IMG_3467

Glass Beach in Fort Bragg – Day 6 of the #WaterColorMonth2018 Challenge

Okay, I admit it, I went and found an unfinished painting and added the foreground to be able to finish another painting for day 6. I played around in the foreground with Daniel Smith’s Metallic Watercolor¬† in Pale gold to create the effect of sparking glass on the beach.

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