Dotti’s Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Peninsula
20″ x 20″ acrylic
From the Collection of
Dana & John Richards

If you walk down to the southern end of the Carmel Beach at the foot of Ocean Avenue and climb out on the rocks, this is the view you see. Pebble Beach is in the distance with its famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. There is a house perched on the foreground rocks of this painting, just out of view to the left. It has huge plate glass windows displaying a telescope and a grand piano! Mom loved to imagine what it would have been like to watch the fog rolling in and out of Carmel from those windows every day. So she painted it!


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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