4.5 x 5.5 inch pastel on paper
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We're having a particularly vibrant winter, as the frequent rain invigorates the contrasting colors in the landscape here. We've also had some noisy horned owls, who like to announce their imminent departure each morning just before the sun begins to rise. This means I'm usually up early to get a peek at the silhouette of our vocal visitors before they fly off to hide and sleep-- and if I can keep my eyes open, I get to see the occasional glorious sunrise. I'd love to paint the owls themselves, but as close as they are to the house, we can't see much more than their shadows in the dim light.
There are a couple of events on the horizon for the new year: Saturday, January 23rd, I'll be teaching a family art workshop at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church in Fallbrook. The evening of Friday, February 4th, I'll be participating again in the First Friday art Event ("Art off the Walls") in Temecula, California.
6 x 9 inch pastel on paper
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