Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 29: Island Transport

There are places in the San Juan Islands that are accessible only by boat or float plane. I’m imagining that this cute little fishing boat is someone’s island transport.

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September 28: Ripe?

The olives are ripening all over the county in the groves and alongside the roads.  California is becoming a Mecca for olive oil.  Hundreds of thousands of acres are being densely planted with miniature olive trees and grown in the … Continue reading

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September 27: Late Afternoon Sun

My “series” of paintings of Stevenson’s Bridge has grown to three (anything less than three isn’t really a series!) This time I decided to walk over to the Bridge in the late afternoon when the shadows are interesting.  As I … Continue reading

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Pear Pair

Here’s a pair of pears. I took the minimalist approach and tried to paint them with the fewest strokes possible!    

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September 25: Fly Emirates

Today Team Oracle-USA successfully defended the America’s Cup by beating Team Emirates-New Zealand nine races to eight. We watched all 17 races, rooting for Emirates-New Zealand all the way – mostly because Larry Ellison who bankrolls Oracle is NOT our … Continue reading

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September 24: Carolina Dog

I read a fascinating article about the Carolina Dog in the New York Science Times.  They are “America’s Natural Dog”,  predating the arrival of Europeans to the Americas. They have short, crinked “fishhook” tails and  have a habit of digging … Continue reading

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September 23: Tomato Gathering

Here are a few of the 16 pounds of tomatoes I gathered yesterday. Some of them are weighing in at a pound apiece!  They are a colorful bunch – fun to paint.

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September 22: Tomatoes Everywhere!

I thought that this year my tomato crop was going to be a bust. Nothing but little green tomatoes on my plants in the middle of August. The crop wasn’t a bust – just delayed.  Today I harvested 16 pounds … Continue reading

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September 21: View from Above

O.K.,  this is a wild one. I’m going to leave you guessing what it is. If nobody figures it out, I’ll give you a hint tomorrow!

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September 20: Weird Beard

Today Kris Bell generously spent two hours showing me a dynamite process for sketching the human face. The process involves finding “landmarks” on the face by using the width of the eye as your measurement scale. For example, the position … Continue reading

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