Monday, April 27, 2015

Springtime in Northern California

After a three month hiatus from painting plein air due to elbow surgery, I am finally able to pack up my equipment and head out into nature to enjoy springtime in Northern California.  It feels more like summer here in the Bay Area as the flowers and native plants have bloomed early after a very mild winter (if any).   

Despite the drought, several matilija poppy bushes on our property have bloomed already.  Our silver sage has delicate purple flowers and two Sticky Monkey Flower plants have tripled in size from the spring rain.  My patio pots are bursting with color!  I decided to get out my watercolor journal and paint a few before the heat of summer sets in.

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