Monday, June 21, 2010

Day Trippin'

I love the beach and California has miles of beautiful coastline to explore.
My husband loves to drive and will drive for hours - it doesn't hurt that we have a car he enjoys driving! Convertible = bad hair day, but who cares? We do a lot of day trips and sometimes we don't know where we are going when we start out. We live close to many wonderful destinations- Napa wine country, San Francisco, Carmel/Monterey, the California Redwoods/Mendocino, Yosemite, etc.
Last weekend, it was Carmel, Monterey, Pebble Beach. The day was perfect with absolutely no fog! I took lots of photos for use as possible reference photos for paintings. The best part of the day for me was visiting many galleries in Carmel. I was lucky enough to meet one of my favorite artists in his gallery- Loran Speck. He is an amazing artist and his still life paintings can only be described as extraordinary!
Where to next?


  1. Hello ! I am a fan on FB :)
    I too paint and I have a blog :)
    Yours is shaping up nicely - and I love these photos and your angel trumpets. xx

  2. Thanks Pat--so much work to get this started, just checked out yours and I love it!

  3. Just gorgeous! Our beaches (east coast of FL) are so different from yours and I just love seeing other beaches.

  4. I lived on Long Island, and have to say- they are both beautiful, but in California you often need to hike down rocks to get there! I would love to see Florida beaches, I hear they are great!

  5. Yay for Long Islanders! I loved seeing these photos because they remind of my favorite place, the beach!

  6. Thanks, Dora- that is why I enjoy seeing your posts!


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