Saturday, November 23, 2013

View From My Brother's House...

Pastel, 9 x 5
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Well, I'm staying at my brother's house a few days while some work is going on at our house and I awoke to this view this morning. My brother's lived here for about 20 yrs and a funny thing happened while we were enjoying our coffee this morning.  A soft breeze blew just right to separate those 2 palms in the foreground and much to his surprise he realized there were 2 trees there all along.  He's looked out at this view for years and they were aligned so perfectly he always thought there was just one.  Thought it fun to capture the memory for us.  And yes, Catalina Island looked that close to us today.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

On the way to Julian - Fall 2013

Pastel on ColourFix, 9 x 7 - SOLD
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Inspired by a day trip Bob and I took out to Julian for my birthday in September 2013.  It was a gorgeous day for a drive and I remember feeling like we had the road to ourselves as we just took our time getting there.  Thankfully Bob is all about the journey and not so focused on the destination.  We always find little treasures in our travels that way and have an appreciation for the unexpected.  I just took a quick photo from the car window as we were driving along and that image was just a spring board for this painting to evolve.  This is my memory of that day...  I hope you can feel the warmth of the sun and find rest in the shade of the tree.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Surreal Sunrise

Pastel, 12 x 9
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It was a surreal sunrise this morning.  I had a lot of fun with color intensity and mark making
 to capture the feel of the moment.
There was a vibration of color going on where the clouds met the sky.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fall Sunset 2

Pastel, 12 x 9
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Sunset

Pastel 9 x 6
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