I went with my hiking group on a day trip this spring. Our last destination is Vasquez Rock Nature Park in the high dessert near Agua Dulce Spring, ca. It has spectacular rock and stone formation. I painted this from the picture I took.
One summer we went to my friend's beach house in Sequim, WA to catch some Dungense crabs and digging clams. While others were hard working digging clams, I discovered this poppy at the back of her house. They are more like roses with multiple layers of pedal, pretty to look at but hard to paint.
I went to the CCAA painting group and did this of a live model. This is my third study in this monthly painting group. I have overcome my anxiety this time and concentrate on drawing, mixing color and painting all in three hours. I have much to learn but I enjoy the session.