Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pear Tree

These ripening pears are just beautiful out in the orchard. The dappled sunlight and the way the edges of the leaves picked up the light convinced me to paint them. SOLD

Monday, August 25, 2008

Satsuma Tangerine

Last fall I found a batch of the most gorgeous tangerines in the local market, complete with glossy, intact leaves. I got them arranged on my favorite hemstitched linen cloth and did a major photo shoot and several drawings before the leaves dried out. This is my second watercolor study before beginning the large painting.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mt Pinos Landscape

Here's the landscape from the hike up Mt Pinos last month. It got stalled with all the work on the Mono Lake piece but seems to be done. I'll let it alone for awhile and see if it needs anything further later on. This is my last post for a while as I will be gone all next week visiting with my daughter and enjoying some fog and even rain (!) in the northwest.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Mono Lake Update

I got busy and put some work into the landscape and it is beginning to come together. Tufa towers are blocked in and the mountain range and the far beach are done. Working on this piece takes me there in memory. It is such a magnificent place!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mono Lake Landscape Update

Here's an update on the landscape. It's been on the back burner of late and it deserves better. Mono Lake, for those who haven't had the pleasure of knowing it, is a truly unique place. Situated in the high sierras it is a saline lake surrounded by snowy mountains and volcanic cones. Creating its own climate, there is little snow on its shores during winter and with the smell of brine shrimp and the sound of seagulls it has a distinctly beachy feel for a winter-weary soul.