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Blue and White Stripes - 6x12

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My husband saved me from an umbrella just like this one at the beach last weekend.  It had gotten a little windy and someone's umbrella had sprung loose, but for some reason the pointy end (not the umbrella part) was headed full speed at the back of my neck.  Luckily my husband is part jedi and caught it just inches before it hit me.  Thanks love :) 

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 6x12 inches

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Sunday Sail - Daily Oil Painting - 6x6

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I loved the contrast of this bright white sailboat against the deep blue ocean water.  

Oil on panel, 6x6 inches
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Sandpipers - 6x12

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I liked the silhouette these little sandpipers were making with the sun and water so bright behind them.

In other news, it's been SO windy here! This tree that I painted a while ago is no longer standing :(

Oil on cradled panel, 6x12 inches

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Two Boats - Stearns Wharf Oil Painting - 5x5

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I loved what a bright green color the water was underneath the wharf. And the bright white boats were charming.

Oil on Ampersand Gessobord, 6x6 inches

I've been working on these little 5x5 paintings this week because I bought these great 5x5" frames last week. I thought they would be fun to bring to Carpinteria's first friday celebration tonight :)

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The Monterey II - Seascape Oil Painting - 6x6

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I don't know why it's been so hard for me to photograph these last two paintings...they're not as dark as the screen says they are. Luckily my friend Lindsey taught me lots of new camera tricks yesterday (yay!), maybe some of those will help.

I've been enjoying these little ocean scenes, it gave me a chance to try painting that sea green color. I discovered that viridian green was crucial for my...

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