Monthly Archives: January 2017

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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2017: Focus on Travel Sketching

I’m getting more serious about travel sketching this year, having enjoyed it immensely during our past 2 sojourns to Italy in 2014 & 2016. To that end, I’m taking Liz Steel’s online course called “SketchingNow Foundations”. You can check out … Continue reading

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Dotti’s Opening Day Parade

The New Year is here! To set an optimistic tone for 2017, I’m posting Dotti McPherson’s “Opening Day Parade”. ┬áIt’s bright and colorful and everyone onboard is looking forward to a great day ( and year, we hope) of sailing!

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