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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!



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.


California Poppy – Day 10 #worldwatercolormonth challenge

I will have to revisit this topic and try again!IMG_3471


Lupine or Texas Bluebells – Day 9 of #worldwatercolormonth


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.


Strawberry Guava – Day 5 of #WaterColorMonth2018 Challenge

This work has a light gray wash background to set off the delicate branch and blossoms of the Strawberry Guava plant.IMG_3457

July 4, 2018 Day 4 of #WaterColorMonth Challenge- Hibiscus


Epic fail on trying to paint a hibiscus today. All was well until I added the background. I can see that part of the challenge is that you have to finish each day, even when you are tired and don’t want to keep going. All I can say is that I can revisit this later and maybe do something with it!

Pink Magnolia Tree Blossom -2 – July 3, 2018

Day Three of #WaterColorMonth challenge! The Ukiah Courthouse magnolia tree welcomes spring every year! What would you like to see me paint on the Fourth of July?