Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dotti’s Drake’s Beach

This is a somewhat unusual painting of Mom’s. It is the only painting she did using acrylics on watercolor paper. She told me that she used a credit card to scrape out the white passages in the ocean and in … Continue reading

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Dotti’s “Stan Fishing”

I actually forgot to post a painting of Mom’s last Thursday. I was busy painting myself – imagine that! You could say that I was “Gone, Fishing” which would be an apt title for today’s post. Mom’s husband, Stan, was … 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 Point Lobos Red Rocks

I love the bold reds, oranges and purples Mom used in this painting of China Cove at Pt. Lobos. We often hiked the short trail past China Cove to reach Bird Rock to look for our favorite Oyster Catchers among … Continue reading

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