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Dotti’s Carmel River Beach Rocks

Thanks to all of you for sharing this retrospective of the paintings of Dotti Rix McPherson. I have enjoyed posting more than 60 of her works over the past two years. Each painting brought back wonderful memories of my Mother’s … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Carmel River Beach Surf

There are only a few more paintings by my Mother, Dotti Rix McPherson that I have to share with you. I saved the best for last! This view is from the north end of the Carmel River Beach looking across … Continue reading

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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 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 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 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 Oregon Coast

Mom took many trips along the Oregon Coast. The rugged coastline with its many “Sea Stacks” appealed to her greatly and they show up in quite a few of her paintings. She was particularly pleased with this painting because it … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Point Reyes Panorama

Mom considered this to be a daring painting. The grass at the front is a very strong element and she was curious to see if she could balance it with the rest of the scene. I remember her painting the … Continue reading

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