Monthly Archives: October 2007

Mad Max

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL HALLOWS EVE- The night before the Feast of All Souls, was confused in Medieval custom with one of the four Druid fire festivals, All Hallows.In Ireland it was called Samhein. In Scotland all hearth fires in the … Continue reading

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There was an old woman…

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She fed them all broth without any bread, then whipped them all soundly and sent them to bed. This … Continue reading

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More Snooty Fish

Another Snooty Fish sighting off the coast of Palm Beach Florida. They seem to be popping up where you least expect, along with shopping malls, grocery stores and gas stations. When the earth gets warm enough and the oceans rise … Continue reading

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Easy Rider

This is one of my favorite watercolor surf paintings. Fast and spontaneous, not spending too much time laboring over details. After I finished I sprinkled sea salt over parts of the wave to get the mottled effect. The large granules … Continue reading

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"My, what big ears you have, grandma."

“The better to hear you with, my dear.” There are a few versions of this tale, but the original is usually attributed to the Brothers Grimm. One version has the wolf eating the grandmother (whole)after getting into the house (pretending … Continue reading

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Painting a white flower on white paper is quite an interesting set of problems to solve. Basically it’s painting only the shadows. I threw away a few before I started getting the hang of it. This is a 9″x12″ watercolor … Continue reading

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North Coast

The Northern California Coast has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.Driving south from San Francisco along Hwy 1, the cliffs begin and continue past Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and all the way to Santa Cruz and Capitola. … Continue reading

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Chili’s verde

Anaheim green chili peppers According to many accounts, chili peppers were introduced into what is now the U.S. by Capitan General Juan de Oñate, the founder of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1598. After the Spanish began settlement, the cultivation … Continue reading

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Marbled Godwit

The Marbled Godwit (Limosa Fidoa) is a large shorebird found along the coasts of California, Mexico, and South America. Their breeding habitat is the northern prairies of western Canada and the north central United States near marshes or ponds. They … Continue reading

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Snooty Fish

This is a new species of fish that has been spotted off the coast of Laguna Beach, Malibu and Santa Barbara. A local Malibu resident, Tom Betternyou, said; “These areas have been overun with those damn Rock Fish and lazy … Continue reading

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