Landscape Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Rose Valley Hiking in Ojai, CA

If you take your sketchbook along on a hike then your sure to find a inspiration in the landscape. If your not able to go out and actually draw from life, a video might do the trick. I like to sketch and take video while out in nature, and then archive what I have on…

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Acrylic 12X12 #flower and #dream #landscape

Working on some dream landscape for a series on my own memory palace. The Method of Loci (plural of Latin locus for place or location), also called the memory palace, is a mnemonic device introduced in ancient Roman and Greek rhetorical treatises (in the anonymous Rhetorica ad Herennium, Cicero’s De Oratore, and Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria).…

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My first live video feed with ustream! Wild birds enjoy the waterhole…

This outdoor water feature attracts lots of bird. It’s fun to watch – so why not setup a web camera and commune with nature from my comupter desk? I’ve seen yellow birds, brown birds, and hummingbirds. I’ve got a quick guide of local birds and I think they might be  Hutton’s Vireo, Wilson’s Warbler, Lesser…

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Have you visited the Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show?

The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show was established in 1965 by local artists. It’s an arts festival on Sunday that is at the beach and includes original drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography.  I have been many times, having grown up in the area. I have always been inspired by artist who travel…

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Monet and O’keeffe

Two painters that I love are Monet and O’Keeffe. Not only do I enjoy most of the work but I’m inspired by the images of them creating art in a place. They both had a landscape that informed their art… Monet had his garden and O’keeffe the west. There is something very appealing to me…

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