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Redheads

These acorn woodpeckers live the oak trees that surround our home. They are very active and inquisitive. We put out water for them and they enjoy daily baths too!

7 1/2 inch by 11 inch original watercolor painting
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Gloria Shirley Peony – class online with Birgit O’Connor

Hi I am taking an online course with Birgit O’Connor at the moment and just finished the first exercise which is to paint a Peony in bright Quinacridone Pink and Purple. My arches 3oo pound paper showed some blemishes and the Pebeo mask didn’t completely come off , but in general I learned the main objective which is to have strong values and color and pay attention to petal shapes. I feel my brushwork is improving along with water control.

Gloria Shirley Peony watercolor 22 1/2 ” x 15 1/2″

McClure Road Mustard

Original Watercolor 18″ x 22″

In Talmage, turn left onto Sanford Ranch Road, turn right onto McClure Road just before the turn and continue down the road and you will find a vineyard on the left side with a view of the canyon behind it. I visited this area in spring when the mustard was in bloom, a very special spring magic.

The Nature of Spring Showers

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This picture was taken on a windy and rainy day when the vines were just starting to grow in the Mondavi vineyard. 22 x30 inches original watercolor, framed $400.

Mondavi Multicolor on a Spring Day

This latest watercolor painting is 22 x 30 inches. I went a bit bolder in color of the winery building itself and like how it makes it seem more alive.IMG_4214

Robert Mondavi Winery on a Spring Day

This new painting uses a new color, Goethite, by Daniel Smith which granulates and created some nice textures on the surface of Mondavi Winery Building. There are lots of positive and negative shapes in this subject with light giving it further interest and movement.IMG_4209

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Anderson Valley Barn

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