From the ever-changing ocean, the Coastal Range and the wide Central Valley ... to the high mountains-- the beauty and diversity of California is almost more than the artist's eye can take in. California has come to fill the heart of this artist with the beauty of not only the land but the people.
I've camped and painted many times at Yosemite National Park in the California Sierra National Forest. I made a series of watercolors--most of which I sold right off the watercolor pad I was using; as plein aire artist in the national park I was often surrounded by interested visitors, including some who offered to buy my paintings.
However the graphite sketches I made while walking the trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, I still have on my Drawing pad and can share with you here.
The Oak Trees of California