Category Archives: Travel

2017: Focus on Travel Sketching

I’m getting more serious about travel sketching this year, having enjoyed it immensely during our past 2 sojourns to Italy in 2014 & 2016. To that end, I’m taking Liz Steel’s online course called “SketchingNow Foundations”. You can check out … Continue reading

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Dotti’s French Village

  Since it’s Summer time, I thought I’d post one of Mom’s vacation paintings. Mom loved to travel in Europe, especially France and England. She enjoyed going to art museums in the big cities and meandering through the countryside looking … Continue reading

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

I love Milan’s Santa Maria dell Grazie Basilica , especially the Dome. The contrast between the brick red, pale pink terra-cotta and white marble and plaster sections is mesmerizing. This viewing angle represents my impression of the soaring grandeur of … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Mont St. Michel

Mom’s favorite painting is up next. Check out the latest post on to find out why she liked it so much. Continue reading

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Dotti’s Yosemite Valley

Happy Thanksgiving! To view the 3rd installment of watercolors painted by my Mother, Dotti Rix McPherson, check out today’s “Thanksgiving” post at! Continue reading

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Sky Chief & Fire Chief

I have two pieces in a show in Sacramento this summer! What does “Sky Chief” and “Fire Chief” have to do with “Going Extinct”? Check out to find out. Continue reading

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Rocky Water

Are these small boulders guarding a tide pool or large boulders that have tumbled into the sea? Check out my Blog to decide! Continue reading

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November 16: Tawanui Logger’s Cottage

Where do you find Tawanui Logger’s Cottages? Find out on today’s post on DaneArt. Continue reading

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November 5: Sasha’s Boat

Nice is pretty Nice. See why in today’s post on DaneArt! Continue reading

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Sept 7: Point Sur Lighthouse

Sketch Sunday is here! ¬†Sunday should be a day of rest so I’m posting a sketch of the Point Sur lighthouse. ¬†We visited it on the night of the full moon in May and hiked to the top of the … Continue reading

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