Dotti’s American Oystercatchers

American Oystercatchers
20″ x 20″ Acrylic
From the Collection of
Sami & Doug LaRocca

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, consider it a celebratory image. Mom enjoyed the smiles she got in response to this painting of American Oystercatchers, and showed it in numerous locations. She had many opportunities to sell it, but kept it for her own enjoyment. She would be happy to know that the Oystercatchers now spend their time with one of her favorite Bird Watchers, Sami LaRocca!


Welcome to DaneArt! I’m Dana Richards. I live and paint watercolors in the countryside near Stevenson’s Bridge in Solano County, California. Views of Mount Diablo, walnut orchards and farm scenes constantly inspire me. The birds, insects and animals along nearby Putah Creek and in my backyard pond provide additional sources of inspiration. Over the past year, I have been experimenting with Plein Aire painting with a group of other enthusiasts. My work has been shown locally at the Davis Art Center, the Pence Gallery and in other locations around Sacramento and Woodland. I can be reached at
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