Thursday, February 5, 2015 twenty-three???

"Silent Moment"
22" x 30" watercolor and prismacolor

This was an ambitious work for me. It is physically harder to paint this large-- it requires a lot of bending and it took many hours of solid work. My back is complaining! 
But I was inspired. 
I drive through this area every day. Every. Single. Day. How lucky am I?! 
These large cedars live at Daffodil Hill. The young walnuts are absolutely this beautiful in their fall splendor.
This painting will be spending some quality time with my photographer, then will be entered into the Lodi Spring Show....Giclee prints will be available. 
It is already posted on Fine Art America. twenty-two?

"Shakeridge Vista"

This is a watercolor on Yupo. The more I work on Yupo, the more I like it :)

This little painting took two sessions. I initially set it aside after the first session because I was frustrated with my results. Then I remembered that I have Viking blood. I still didn't like it until I laid in the foreground. Now I LOVE it! 

The conifers set off the warm spring colors of the deciduous foliage. I can almost hear the gentle breeze and smell the volunteer daffodils.

...I love Amador County...