Sunday, July 31, 2011

Alice's Persimmon Trees

My mother Alice had a collection of persimmon trees on her property. She had us boys pick the ripe persimmons so she could make us cookies. Today, those days are only memories. Her property is now sold. The trees are still there, but most importantly, Alice is now gone. She passed away last Sunday, July 24, at the age of 93. She now is in peace. Her cookies were wonderful but that was only one of the many great things she did for us. We remember her as a great mom. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wine Country Mansion

The family mansion sits at the top of the hill in grape growing territory. I did my sketch with black ink and sepia washes. Ink and watercolor.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mission San Diego de Alcala

This is my latest version of Mission San Diego de Alcala located in San Diego, California. I have painted this before but I wanted to try a more colorful version. I barely remember this mission as I visited it many years ago when I lived in the area. On my next trip to San Diego in August, I hope to see it again. Pen, ink, watercolor.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Rose

A beautiful red rose shows its brilliance in the hot summer sun. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Television Trivia

Look at the image and tell me the TV show these ten individuals played in. You must not get any internet reference help like Google, Bing or any other source. Do it from memory. You can ask your spouse and/or friends. If artists are trying to answer they probably will not get all the answers. True TV buffs will--maybe. Send your comments to this post. First correct answer wins. You may not have much time to respond!

We Have A Winner Already!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Mission Buenaventura

Mission San Buenaventura was founded on Easter Sunday 1782 by Father Junipero Serra. It was the 9th mission in the 21 mission chain in Alta California. It was named for Saint Bonaventure, and was the last mission to be founded by Father Serra. In 1794 the first church burned down. It took the Indians 15 years to build the new one. That church still stands today in Ventura, California which is north of Los Angeles. Ink and watercolor.


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