Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Here is my last chili farmer portrait.  I’m not so fond of the background on this one.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This is the second portrait of a chili farmer that I did.  It’s my favorite of the three in the series.  I love the way the hat turned out!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I painted a series of three Mexican chili farmers taken from photos I saw in a show at the International House in Davis, CA.  The photos were part of a UC Davis student’s Ph.D. dissertation in a graduate program in … Continue reading

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Monday, June 27, 2011

I enjoy painting portraits but don’t do it very often.  To remedy that, I’ve signed up for 2 portrait workshops given by David Lobenberg in July. Here are 2 portraits I did in watercolor in one of David’s watercolor classes … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

I think these lizards qualify for a silly Saturday post.   Silk Lizard is talking to Ceramic Lizard who lives on the pot in my plant porch that holds an enormous rubber tree plant.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

This is my friend Mary Ann’s ’36 Chevy.  It hasn’t run in a loooong time.  It hangs out in a field with a couple of donkeys.  Our Paint-Out group spent a nice morning in the shade of an old barn … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I was poking around my studio and found 2 more truck paintings! I call this one the “Lobentruck” because I painted it in David Lobenberg’s watercolor class awhile back.  I love the cheerful yellow truck & the Eucalyptus trees in … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today my University Farm Circle Birding Group is coming over for our annual potluck and slide show.  We never plan what to bring and it has always worked out fine.  I’m waiting for the year everyone brings cupcakes. There are … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice!  We’re expecting a high of 102 degrees F today so summer has arrived with a vengeance! I’m posting a watercolor done on a  summer day when the golden hills were shimmering with heat.  Some of my Paint … Continue reading

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Monday, June 20, 2011

One of my favorite things to do at the Yolo County Fair is to go see all the entries in the Agricultural produce division.  These luscious purple egg plants caught my eye.  They deserved their blue ribbon! The Special Theme … Continue reading

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