Wednesday, February 9, 2011

January Warmth

I just returned from southern California. It was good to connect with relatives and feel the warmth of the sun on my face and arms. If if weren't for the TRAFFIC I would consider moving down there.

I did a fair amount of watercolor sketching on my trip. The Huntington gardens were very beautiful - especially the grounds with the desert garden. Santa Monica is so colorful and I love the Balboa Peninsula at Newport Beach and all the wonderful beach cottages and landscaping. Laguna beach was also very inspiring with the hills in the background. I am posting a couple of my sketches.