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Day NINE

Working in my moleskine on the back of my bike rack. Not many seats or stopping places and a VERY busy running and cycling path/roadway.  I was happy to sit aside the trail and enjoy the changing reflections shimmering across the tidal inlet at Newport Reach and Back Bay – along with the many ducks, […]

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Mission S.J.C. 3pm light.

“3 pm light. MISSION San Juan Capistrano CA. 8×10 watercolor on 300lb CP. The late half of my day was spent in the shade of the mission arches. A lovely quiet and cool spot. Late light was the best. I didn’t bother venturing inside for the full “tour” of the site…but grabbed a spot to […]

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Day EIGHT

love old architecture. Today was a study in rustic town frontage and cottages in Los Rios neighborhood and the the afternoon in the shade inside the walls at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Yes same place of Swallows fame. So many palm trees and beaches. This will be a different creative zone. And there will […]

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Day SEVEN

Laguna Beach. Kind of fantasy of spectacular views with shops and cafes only a block away. Heisler Park is astounding. Dawn till sunset. A day well spent. Some sketches and small panel rough ins…but a zillion pics to ponder Acrylic on panel 8 x 8 in   in Burnt Sienna fluid acrylic. Working in my moleskine […]

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Day SIX

4:30 start down at the waterfront to catch the full moon eclipse     back home for a re-sleep and then out on my bike to Balboa Pier for some sketching in my Moleskine Bare feet in the ocean and sand this morning, then a gelato as an excuse to sit in the cafe and sketch […]

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Day FIVE

Painting at Crystal Cove this morning. Fabulous beach, headland and old cottages. Bob Francis joined me and there is another gang of painters lurking out in the shade. (H2O painters… guessing it’s not oils) I will go and see what they’re up to after my late breakfast. Rode my bike down from Balboa Island this […]

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Day THREE

An early start in the dawn dark. Hot Santa Ana winds this morning. Completely different from the icy morning 3 days ago “Balboa Island – Dawn” Santa Ana wind 6″x 12″ OIL on panel.   Diana, Aileen, Linda, Dustin and sister Tess at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena.

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Day TWO

Nocturne workshop with Michael Obermeyer My studies from the workshop today. Photo was supplied. 8×10 OIL  of mine – using the instructors technique –  just over 2 hours 6×8 using my dark tinted panel technique. 20 minutes Such great creative time to focus SO much effort on 1 subject. A great group – organized by […]

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Day ONE Limestone Canyon

What a start to a great trip. A day out with a gang of fellow painters, hanging on in the back of a truck, exploring the canyons and back country of Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Such Fun. Thanks to talented painter –  Monica Edwards – for her volunteer efforts, support of Irvine Ranch Conservancy and a lovely […]

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Arrival CA. sunset stroll

Painting on location for the next week on Balboa Island, Newport Beach and Laguna coastline.CA. A case in point…for right time – right place. This will be my homework tonight after I unpack. I will be up in the back country tomorrow at 7am. In the canyon lookout hosted by Irvine Ranch Conservation area.

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