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Morning light on the Big River

This location is Big River in Mendocino, CA. We launched a small electric boat to go up the river. The boat was small, so my eye level was so low like sitting on the surface of the river. It was … Continue reading

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To Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

This location is in Casper, Mendocino Coast, California. I just found the official name is Point Cabrillo Light Station. They built a small Art Gallery at the parking lot in 2005. When we were celebrating the Art Gallery opening, I … Continue reading

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Palm Warbler

I love this scene: An ordinary bird and ordinary scene. It makes me smile. If we lost this kind of scenes, we would miss them from our heat, don’t we?

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Black Phoebe

I love this little bird. After I painted this bird and stump, my brush stopped. I left this painting on a shelf, and had looked at the painting every day. One early morning I was watching outside: small bits of … Continue reading

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Happy Spring

I painted this “Happy Spring” in the last month, January. We had unbelievable warm weather. It got over 80°F in winter!! It was so warm and made us cheerful, but now we got very cold weather. I feel so happy … Continue reading

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