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Everywhere, All At Once

When I lived on the Mendocino coast I walked on the beach daily. The coast there is wild, the waves are powerful and the currents are strong. The rock formations are unique there, something about their shape and what they are made of create a distinct water display. As the waves crash over the rocks the water streams down the rocks, following time-worn crevices. I was mesmerized by these continuously changing waterfalls, the more I watched them the more I wanted to do a painting featuring them. I titled this painting "Everywhere, All At Once" because the water is going in every direction, there are five types of water movement in this painting. I loved the challenge of capturing the explosive power and chaos of the ocean breaking on the northern California coast.
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Everywhere, All At Once
Framed Original Watercolor $2,500

"Everywhere, All At Once" has an embossed border with a deckled edge. The painting is mounted on ¼" acid-free foam core which is affixed to the frame back. Textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Everywhere, All At Once
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 21" x 29.5"   Frame 30" x 38"
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Tunitas

This is a special place, close to my heart. When I go there I feel the power of nature, the connectedness of all of life. The cliffs are very tall, rising straight up from the beach. There is a wildness to the place, an untouched quality. After one of my visits to this beach I drove to a lookout spot above it. There I found an old piano placed on the edge of the cliffs. I sat down and played for a few minutes in that most unlikely situation. It was humorous and delightful to hear the sounds of the old piano floating out over the cliffs above the ocean.
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Tunitas
Framed Original Watercolor $1,500

"Tunitas" is framed in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Tunitas
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 22"     Frame 23" x 29"
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Timber Cove II

This is one of our favorite spots on the Sonoma Coast. The drama of light on these large sandstone rocks is quite intriguing. The rocks have been carved, worn, eroded and polished through time and the pressure of weather. Against the backdrop of the blue Pacific the yellow rock is punctuated with deep shadows. This was my second Timber Cove painting, and I bet you that there are more to come.
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Timber Cove II
Framed Original Watercolor $3,500

"Timber Cove II" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of quilted maple, lacewood, and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Timber Cove II
Watercolor on Silk    30" x 17.5"    Frame 38.5" x 25"
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Rise and Fall

Everything that rises also falls in its time. The ocean reminds us of that with every wave. This is a Sonoma coastal scene, the water rushing in through the rocks as the tide returns; water churning and swirling, running in every direction. Just like life.
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Rise and Fall
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"Rise and Fall" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of figured bubinga with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

Rise and Fall
Watercolor on Silk    30" x 17.5"    Frame 38.5" x 25"
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Reflection on Pudding Creek

Pudding Creek meets the Pacific at Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. There is an old wooden train trestle that crosses over it and provides bird’s-eye views of the beach below. When the tide is low water stands very still on the beach and reflects the sky above the ocean like a mirror.
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Reflection on Pudding Creek
Framed Original Watercolor $1,250

"Reflection on Pudding Creek" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is construted of painted wood. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Reflection on Pudding Creek
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 26.5" x 13.5"    Frame 34.25" x 19.25"
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Wandering a Nameless Stream

Did you ever spend time wandering in the woods or the mountains with no destination or purpose in mind? I loved doing this as a child, it was something I did often, and I called it “wandering time”. Sometimes, I would find a special spot, and I would linger there to take in the small details and feel of it. Other times I would walk slowly and quietly, not stopping, but at a pace where I was engaged with my surroundings. Not thinking, just being alive in the wilderness. This was delightful to me. This painting is an imagined place, inspired by that wandering activity. I wanted to put the viewer at a bugs-eye view, as if you were quite small and very close to the flowers and water.
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Wandering a Nameless Stream
Framed Original Watercolor $1,500

"Wandering a Nameless Stream" is framed in a painted wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Wandering a Nameless Stream
Watercolor on Paper    15" x 22"     23" x 29"
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Mayacamas Autumn

I was hiking the Mount St Helena trail in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Sonoma County. It was a late September afternoon, and I came upon a Manzanita that seemed to be glistening in the light of the low-hanging sun. In order to represent the moment I felt it necessary to accentuate the sky with multi-colored metal leaf. I chose to paint the Manzanita branch without sunlit highlights so as the keep the colors vibrant against the yellow background.
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Mayacamas Autumn
Framed Original Watercolor $1,500

"Mayacamas Autumn" is framed in a gold wooden frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Mayacamas Autumn
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 23"    Frame 25" x 30.5"
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Coral Sea, Coral Sky

I wanted to give you the feeling of what it is like to be walking through a dense tropical forest in the evening. You are walking along a path towards the surf and it is quite dark, there are trees and dense vegetation, you hear crickets and an occasional bird call. You walk through an opening in the trees, and suddenly, there is the setting sun. The sky, clouds, and surface of the ocean are brilliant with light and color.
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Coral Sea, Coral Sky
Framed Original Watercolor $4,000

"Coral Sea, Coral Sky" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of coco bolo and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Coral Sea, Coral Sky
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 17" x 23.5"    Frame 29.5" x 34"
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Wailua Dream

I dreamed that I was flying up a river with rocky green cliffs rising up on either side. I was flying close to the water, about halfway up the cliff walls. The river was a lively green-blue water that rushed with a burbling, jumping, splashing sound. I felt absolutely natural in flight, I was zooming around the bends in the river canyon with ease. The feeling was one of freedom and exhilaration. I had the sense that this was the Wailua river in Kauai, Hawaii. I was seeing it in a way that I had never seen it before, as a bird, rather than a pedestrian. I woke up from this dream in the middle of the night. I immediately sketched the scene of the dream before I forgot it. In the morning I began to paint the dream. The feeling of the river flight was fresh, and the painting flowed easily. Dreams have always been important to me, for inspiration and discovery. Flying dreams most of all.
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Wailua Dream
Framed Original Watercolor $1,800

"Wailua Dream" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of quilted maple, and bocote with sterling silver hardware set with chrysoprase. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Wailua Dream
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 14" x 17"    Frame 18.5" x 24.5"
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Issa's Inspiration

I am very much into the art form of haiku. I have been reading it for many years. Often, I pull out a book of haiku and read the poems, letting those few words create images in my mind. One of my favorite poets is Issa, whose name means “cup of tea”. He spent many years traveling Japan, composing poems as he went, in this way he became famous as a haiku poet. When I was painting this I thought of Issa and his spontaneous haiku as he viewed each vista and temple along his journey.
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Issa's Inspiration
Framed Original Watercolor $350

"Issa's Inspiration" is framed in an anodized aluminum frame. A textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Issa's Inspiration
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 9" x 12"    Frame 12" x 15"
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Native Gaze

One day I began a sketch of a bobcat, drawing from my memory of seeing one a few years before. As I was drawing I wished that I could see one again, so that I could really get the feeling of the cat. Later that morning as I was driving down my driveway a bib bobcat crossed the road and ran up the hill. I stopped the car to get a good look at him, and he stopped and looked directly at me. It was a thrilling moment. Now I could begin the painting. During the time that I was working on this painting the bobcat took to hunting in the apple orchard outside my window. I would see him almost every day. The day that I finished the painting I met the bobcat in the same spot on the driveway, and we looked at each other again. After that I never saw the bobcat on the property again. It was a mysterious and wonderful experience, and this painting was inspired and informed by the beauty and spirit of the bobcat.
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Native Gaze
Framed Original Watercolor $1,000

"Native Gaze" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is made of coco bolo and ebony with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Native Gaze
Watercolor on Silk     13.5" x 16"
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Wisdom

I lived in a cabin in the woods of west Sonoma County. Owls lived in those woods too. On our back deck we had a fountain with a light that shone up through a waterfall. A pair of owls visited that fountain many nights. They would perch on the sloped roof above the fountain. It was an honor to have them there, and a wonder to see them.
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Wisdom
Framed Original Watercolor $3,500

"Wisdom" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of spalted maple, blue mahoe, and lavinia burl with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Wisdom
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 28" x 12"    Frame 37" x 18"
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Ikebana I

A painting of an ikebana arrangement that I did. My teacher was Sensei Shuko Kobayashi, a master of the Sogetsu school. He was a very inspiring teacher with great skills and a honed sense of aesthetics; a sculptor working in living materials.
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Ikebana I
Framed Original Watercolor $3,000

"Ikebana I" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of figured bubinga and lacewood with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Ikebana I
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 16.5" x 26"    Frame 26" x 34.5"
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Ikebana 2

A sparse arrangement of the Sogetsu style, this is another arrangement that I painted after composing it. I love the use of leaves, especially large leaves, in ikebana. The sculptural play that is possible is limitless.
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Ikebana 2
Framed Original Watercolor $3,500

"Ikebana 2" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of quilted maple and bocote with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Ikebana 2
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 26" x 15"    Frame 41.5" x 22"
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Beneath the Plum Blossoms

Beneath the Plum Blossoms Story...
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Beneath the Plum Blossoms
Framed Original Watercolor $1,800

"Beneath the Plum Blossoms" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of narra and lacewood with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Beneath the Plum Blossoms
Watercolor on Silk     Painting 16.5" x 12"    Frame 23" x 17"
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Garland of Whales

On the night of Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj’s Mahasamadhi , His transition from the body, I was overcome with emotion. My Guru was no longer physically here in this world. This was devastating to me, and I longed to be with Him. I fell asleep briefly and had a powerful dream. I was flying over the island of Naitauba in Fiji, Adi Da’s principal home. At first I was flying very high so that I could see the whole island below me. Then I swooped down closer in to the island, at the level of the cliffs. I was flying clockwise around the perimeter of the island. The wind was blowing hard, trees were bending and the air felt wild around me. The ocean was churned up, waves were moving in every direction outside the protective reef. I saw many sharks and whales swimming around Naitauba. I sensed that they were there for a purpose. I flew all the way around the island, then I woke up.

I arrived on Naitauba two days later. I found out from the Fijians that it is traditionally understood that when the Tui (or Fijian Chief) dies the sharks come to the island to pay their respect to the Tui. When I heard this I felt that my dream had not been a dream at all. I felt that I had actually been there witnessing that moment . This painting is an illustration of what I saw, the image and the feeling of it was so impactful to me that it was easy to remember. Turaga Dau Loloma Vunirarama is Adi Da’s Fijian name.
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Garland of Whales
Framed Original Watercolor $2,500

"Garland of Whales" has an embossed border with a deckled edge. The painting is mounted on ¼" acid-free foam core which is affixed to the frame back. Textured hand-made paper surrounds the painting.

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Garland of Whales
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 21" x 29"    Frame 32" x 40.5"
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Radiance

This is a painting of Adi Da’s house at the Matrix on the island of Naitauba. The cove there is spectacular, clear waters with a gentle tide that comes in to a curved beach. The house looks out over a wide view of the Pacific, with the neighboring islands small and distant at the horizon line. This place is very special to me. Some of the happiest moments of my life happened here. The sunsets are over-the-top dramatic and colorful, this is the way it often looks there. The time of day is just after sunset, when things get quiet and the fruit bats fly out from a tree on the hillside to begin their evening.
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Radiance
Framed Original Watercolor $1,500

"Radiance" is mounted in an anodized aluminum frame with decorative hand-made paper matting.

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Radiance
Watercolor on Paper    Painting 15" x 23"    Frame 21" x 29.5"
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Aspens

One winter we took the train from California to Chicago, and headed back west in a car. We decided to take a scenic route through the Rocky Mountains, making our way at a leisurely pace on smaller two-lane roads. It was snowing, the snowflakes that fell piled up on the already laden mountains and trees. There was no one else out on the road, the conditions being what they were. It was quiet, the sound dampened down by the fresh fallen snow. The aspen trees stood out in bold lines of white with black linear accents. There many stands of them, swaths of living sculpture that stood out against the white snow drifted-hills. It was spectacular. As the day move to night we were spectators to a sunset of bright pink and yellow, with tinges of blue. The light danced off the surface of the snow, adding to the grandeur of the scene.
With these images in mind I painted “Aspens”. I wanted to convey the beauty and the stillness that I had seen and felt in this winter drive.
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Aspens
Framed Original Watercolor $2,500

"Aspens" is painted on sheer silk and floated off the back of the frame. The frame is constructed of spalted maple and blue mahoe with sterling silver hardware. Decorative paper backs the painting.

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Aspens
Watercolor on Silk    Painting 18.5" x 14"    Frame 29" x 19.5"
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Open-Handed

This painting was inspired during an afternoon at a house near Jenner on the Sonoma coast. I came around the corner of the house to see the sun setting over the ocean. There was a mask hanging on the wall, but the sun was so bright in my eyes I could not discern much detail in the mask, it appeared to be darkened in all the light. The profile of the mask seemed to be peering out over the sea. I liked the vision, so I painted it.
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Open-Handed
Framed Original Watercolor $900

"Open-Handed" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Open-Handed
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Garden of Ganesh

Ganesh (or Ganesha) is a Hindu deity that I have loved since I was a child. Elephant-headed deities have a natural appeal, don't you think?. He is a remover of obstacles and patron of the arts. I depict this image of Ganesh in his garden. Hibiscus are associated with him, one of his favorite flowers. So, I have placed some in the foreground.
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Garden of Ganesh
Framed Original Watercolor $750

"Garden of Ganesh" is framed in a gold wood frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Garden of Ganesh
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Open-Handed, Too

I have never been to Hong Kong, but I have looked at many images of the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island. The Big Buddha is particularly interesting because of the view from below the statue. This image of Buddha is depicted in "Abhaya Mudra" which refers to the position of the hands. The right hand, raised with open palm turned outward, partially obscuring the Buddha’s serene face, is a very potent representation of this icon of world religion. I added pink lotuses into the foreground which are symbolic of the Buddha’s realization.
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Open-Handed, Too
Framed Original Watercolor $750

"Open-Handed, Too" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Open-Handed, Too
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Gopi Beneath Bodhi Tree

This painting, like "Open-Handed, Too", is inspired by a statue of one of the six attendants to Tian Tan Buddha. She is offering her spiritual master a plate of fruit. She is a "deva", and is depicted in a Buddhist form. Deva, however, is a term that is used in both Buddhism and Hinduism, and so I call her "gopi", referring to the "gopis of Vrindavan", the female devotees of Krishna.
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Gopi Beneath Bodhi Tree
Framed Original Watercolor $750

"Gopi Beneath Bodhi Tree" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Gopi Beneath Bodhi Tree
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Rasa Prelude

This painting depicts the Hindu deity, Krishna. The Rasa Leela is the story of Krishna and the gopis, or female cowherds. One night Krishna manifested himself to each of the one hundred and eight gopis individually and was the perfect consort to each. The gopis have not arrived on the scene, and Krishna prepares to call them with his flute.
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Rasa Prelude
Framed Original Watercolor $750

"Rasa Prelude" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Rasa Prelude
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 12"    Frame 24" x 18"
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Green Tara

This detail of Green Tara is taken from a photograph of a Nepalese repoussé statue. The metal fabrication, raising, chasing, and engraving work of the Himalayan monks of Tibet and Nepal has always astounded me. They were masters of the highest degree. Yet, they are unknown. Their work is never signed, as they do not work for fame or fortune. Mastering their skills and using them to honor their sacred tradition is their spiritual practice.

Green Tara is a Bodhisattva of compassion and action. She holds a blue lotus as she is associated with the moon and night.

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Green Tara
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Green Tara" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Green Tara
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 12" x 9"    Frame 18" x 15"
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Begonia

I fell for begonias the first time that I visited the begonia house at the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. I was surrounded by blooming begonias in every color. I remember turning, bending, and going on tiptoe, to catch the best views of each flower. Ever since then I have been growing begonias, enjoying their beauty at each stage of their life. This is a portrait of one from last year.
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Begonia
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Begonia" is framed in a gold wood Frame with a decorative paper matting.

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Begonia
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Twilight Rose

I have a friend who does organic farming on Taveuni Island in Fiji. She lived near me in West Sonoma County for a few years, and grew magnificent roses; breathtaking actually. She made rose jam from the roses. I never tasted anything like it. Every morning she went into her rose garden and hand-picked the aphids off the petals. She would allow nothing to taint the flavor of that delicious, pink concoction that paired so well with Screaming Mimi’s vanilla ice cream. Here’s to you, Amy! Fiji is lucky to have you.
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Twilight Rose
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Twilight Rose" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Twilight Rose
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Peace Rose

In the spirit of the season I painted this peace rose surrounded by sunlight reflected on water. May the end of this year be peaceful and light-filled for all of you my friends.
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Peace Rose
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Peace Rose" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Peace Rose
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Dogwood

Dogwood trees have always enchanted me. I appreciate their delicacy, the texture of the flowers, and their ability to grow and bloom in harsh climates. I used to stare out the classroom window at an old and beautiful dogwood tree in bloom. I was hardly able to concentrate on my schoolwork because the tree was so captivating.
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Dogwood
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Dogwood" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Dogwood
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Gardenia

Gardenia bushes lined the front of my bure (Fijian-style thatch-roofed house) on Naitauba Island in Fiji. When the gardenia’s bloomed hundreds of the fragrant, white flowers dressed up my simple quarters. The fragrance was overwhelming. I swoon just thinking about it.
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Gardenia
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Gardenia" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Gardenia
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Springtime at Shell Beach

The northern coast of California is rugged and oozing beauty. Calla lilies line Highway 1 adjacent to dunes and ice plant. I love the sea, I love the sun, I love calla lilies. Does it get better?
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Springtime at Shell Beach
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Springtime at Shell Beach" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Springtime at Shell Beach
Watercolor on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Mango Calla

I really like painting calla lilies. The flowers are so strong, and their form is so classic. The leaves, too, are so supple, and are such a pleasing shape. I have painted a number of them, mostly white. So, I thought I would try another color since they appear in such an array of vibrant colors. Voilà, a mango calla.
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Mango Calla
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Mango Calla" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Mango Calla
Watercolor & 24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Moonlight on the Water

Maybe this is a nighttime, full-moon view from the shore of Lake Biwa, on the island of Honshu in Japan. I’ll know it when I see it.
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Moonlight on the Water
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Moonlight on the Water" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Moonlight on the Water
Watercolor & Silver Leaf on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Asian Poppy 2

Asian poppy’s are another of my preferred flowers. Of course, they are lovely in their pink, orange, and red colors, but the thing that endears them to me is the wild stem that they grow. It runs this way, then that, and reminds me of dancers. One of my Asian poppy paintings alludes to this in its name; “Shimmy in the Garden”.
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Asian Poppy 2
Framed Original Watercolor $500

"Asian Poppy 2" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

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Asian Poppy 2
Watercolor & 24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 18" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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Mindless Dancing

This watercolor depicts two red-crowned cranes dancing simply for the enjoyment and pleasure of dancing. This painting is taller than the other paintings in this series (18"x6") and the additional real estate gave me lots of room for a dynamic and full background with plenty of depth for the pair of ecstatic birds.
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Mindless Dancing
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"Mindless Dancing" is mounted in a gold frame with decorative paper matting.

Mindless Dancing
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 16" x 6"    Frame 24" x 12"
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One of the Three

A commissioned painting of Red-Crowned Cranes in a warm, autumn landscape. The sky is filled with orange and gold, which is set off by the cool, evening-darkened mountains.
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One of the Three
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"One of the Three" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

One of the Three
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 14" x 11"    Frame 20" x 17"
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Gods of the Marshes

A commissioned painting of Red-Crowned Cranes in a warm, autumn landscape. The sky is filled with orange and gold, which is set off by the cool, evening-darkened mountains.
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Gods of the Marshes
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"Gods of the Marshes" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

Gods of the Marshes
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 12" x 6"    Frame 16.5" x 11"
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Evening Declaration

A lot of people respond to these paintings of red-crowned cranes. This is another commissioned piece, and I loved doing it. I am excited to explore these Japanese screen-inspired images further using brilliant color and bold landscape elements with the gold leaf clouds. I get dazzled in the process!
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Evening Declaration
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"Evening Declaration" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

Evening Declaration
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 12" x 6"    Frame 16.5" x 11"
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Wetlands Romance

This painting of red-crowned cranes captures a pair of these magnificent beings in a joyous mating dance. The more I paint these wonderful birds the more I enjoy them. I have been reading more about them and watching videos of them. One site that surveyed the most beautiful mating rituals among the animal kingdom rated red-crowned cranes as Number 1, top of the mating game. I am sorry to report that humans did not make the list.
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Wetlands Romance
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"Wetlands Romance" is mounted in a gold frame with textured paper matting.

Wetlands Romance
Watercolor/24k Gold Leaf on Paper     Painting 12" x 6"    Frame 16.5" x 11"