Weekly Photo Challenge: Details


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detail of tree barkWhen doing a painting it is often a good idea  to study the details to make magic happen. The tree from a distance seems to be gray, but when looked at closer the other colors seen bring light and shadow. Texture is created and interest added with the reddish brown shades you see in the closeup of the bark. Daniel Smith Quinacridone Sienna watercolor might be a good one to use to add a spark to a watercolor painting of this tree.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering


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TurtlesIt is fun to watch the turtles and their gathering together on the rocks. This is a fountain area outside a restaurant that many people pass each day as it is right by the Library and the Santa Barbara Art Museum. It is in La Arcada Court just off State Street. If you come to visit the Library or the Art Museum, stop by the fountain and don’t forget to check out Gallery 113 that is also in the La Arcada courtyard.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat


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sandpiper grillWhat a breakfast treat. The view from the Sandpiper Grill is beautiful. This treat was provided by my younger son. A great start to the day on Sunday. Future Champions were golfing that day. The young golfers were amazing to watch.

For more information about these young golfers, check out Future Champion Golfers.