Category Archives: Acrylics

Dotti’s Arch Rock

This painting is another one of Dotti’s acrylics on canvas done in a watercolor style. It’s a family favorite with something for everyone! I love the sparks of color in the wet sand and the flock of birds the casual … Continue reading

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Dotti’s “The Wave”

I had Mom’s painting of The Wave hanging in the front hallway for many years. I love its subdued palette that reminds me of foggy days at the beach. I also love the subtle color changes in the wet sand … Continue reading

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Dotti’s American Oystercatchers

I chose one of Mom’s more whimsical acrylic paintings to post today. Our world will officially contain President Trump as of tomorrow so I thought we might need some cheering up! For those of you who may be Trump fans, … Continue reading

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Dotti”s Point Lobos

This is Mom’s favorite view looking out toward Point Lobos across the rocks from the south end of the Carmel River Beach. Mom used to sit for hours gazing at this view as it constantly changed with the weather and … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Mountain Stream

  We’re in the midst of the frenetic holiday season with New Years Eve just around the corner. 2017 could be a tumultuous year as the Donald’s presidency unfolds. So I thought I would post one of Dotti McPherson’s most … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Crashing Surf

We’ve been going through a period of stormy weather lately, so I thought I’d post Mom’s acrylic she called “Crashing Surf”. Our storms come rolling in off the Pacific Ocean which produces enormous waves along the coast. Mom loved to … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Sea Lion Rocks

I saved “Sea Lion Rocks” to post on Mom’s Birthday! She painted it in acrylics on canvas in her inimitable watercolor style. The sky, the reflections on the wet sand, the turquoise curve of the wave, the frothy surf – … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Portrait of Rixana

My sister, Rixana, just celebrated her birthday this week which brought to mind this portrait of her that our Mom painted. Rix was out on the San Francisco Bay, one of her favorite places and she was wearing turquoise, one … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Raccoon Straits

Mom painted this view of Raccoon Straits and Angel Island from the deck of a tiny house perched over the water on the Tiburon Peninsula. It was built by our dear friends who lived next door to us in Berkeley. … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Cheerful Bouquet

For a change of pace, here is one of Dotti McPherson’s rare acrylic paintings. When Mom would go to Geneva NY to visit ┬ámy sister Rixana, Rix would pick a huge bouquet of flowers from her garden for Mom’s room. … Continue reading

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