Friday, March 25, 2016

Morning Moon over Catalina

Pastel, 12 x 16
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

My mom and I woke at the crack of dawn to watch the full moon set over catalina.  We bundled up and took our coffee with us to walk the Summit trails and take in the beauty God has so richly blessed us with.  Catalina was just a faint silhouette midst the lavender hues.  
I love these adventures with my sweet mom.  Precious moments.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Painting Los Rios...

Pastel,  9 x 12
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

Plein air painted with my friend Janine yesterday in the Los Rios District, SJC.  
We found this historic structure that has a butterfly conservatory garden.  Monarchs were fluttering about on this warm late afternoon.  Interesting soft shadows and filtered light through the trees.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Laguna Blues

Pastel 9 x 12
© 2016 Paula Somma.  All rights reserved.

I took my mom to Laguna for her 81st birthday last week.  We went to the Cottage for breakfast, then a walk through Heisler Park and a few galleries.  Hard to believe it's still winter here when we have days like this.  The water had so many shades of blue.