Sea Spring, oil, 11x14
Artists Sunday and the California Art Club
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The California Art Club (CAC) is a fine organization which was founded in 1909 in Pasadena, California. The Club has as its focus representational art, and the CAC may be the most prestigious organization of its kind in California. While in person exhibits are problematic in this Covid era, they … Read More

Day at Moss Landing 11x14
Day at Moss Landing 11×14
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Unframed size 11×14

 

“Painting at the overlook above Kirby Park and Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, on the central California coast. This place is a bird sanctuary, and one where I have been drawn in the past to create small paintings.” – mh

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palette for Lily Pond painting
Creating Color Harmony
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“If there is a common theme relating to the perception of color harmony, I believe that nature holds the key.” – Michael Wilcox I continue to explore what has been written about color harmony and find ideas to share with you here on my blog.  “ Perception of color harmony … Read More

Above the Bay giclée , white inner mat
Above the Bay Giclée
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“The original painting was the largest in a series I painted at this location, which showcases the gold meadows of California. The inspiration comes from the Moore Creek Preserve, open space below the University of California at Santa Cruz campus. In this location, I found expansive views of the Monterey Bay. The oak meadow, with its path, leads the viewer down the mountain to the sea. The golds of the fields complement the blues of the ocean. Cumulus clouds march in from the west.” – mh… Read More

Poppy Field 16x20
Poppy Field 16×20
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Unframed size: 16″ x 20″; framed size 22″ x 26″

 

“This painting shows the powerful colors of California poppies juxtaposed over the greens and browns of the coastal lands and the blues of ocean and sky. The setting is south of Carmel, with the Point Lobos State Park in the distance.” – mh

 

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Seven Day Guarantee We hope that you will be entirely satisfied by any purchase of Michele’s art paintings or giclee prints you make on our website. That is our goal. If you purchase an art product here, and the product is damaged in shipping to you, please contact us as … Read More

Cruising the Coast 12x9
Cruising the Coast 12×9
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Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

 

“I painted this plein air painting near Davenport, along the California coast. The large raptors float the updrafts along the coast. They are similar to windsurfers a bit further north in their use of the onshore breeze to support seemingly effortless travel. The birds floated over my head as I painted, so I added them to my painting. – mh

 

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Fall Colors Yosemite 12x9
Fall Colors Yosemite 12×9
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Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

 

This plein air Yosemite painting was created in the Valley. In the late fall, the trees in Yosemite Valley turn a golden color which complements well with the gray-lavender granite walls standing so tall there. – mh

 

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Falls from the River 12x9
Falls from the River 12×9 SOLD
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Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

 

This plein air California painting was created plein air in Yosemite Valley. Of our great National Parks, Yosemite is the one I love the most, and have visited the most. – mh

 

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Rocky Beach 9x12
Rocky Beach 9×12
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Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

 

This plein air California painting was created near Pescadero, California.The rocky coastline of the Pacific north of Santa Cruz is interspersed with sandy beaches and elevated landforms ideal for my setting up of my easel. – mh

 

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Big Falls New Growth 12x9
Big Falls, New Growth 12×9 SOLD
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Unframed size: 12″ x 9″; framed size 18″ x 15″

 

This plein air California painting was created plein air in Yosemite Valley. I never tire of the great power of the earth exhibited by the huge canyon walls of that park, dwarfing us small humans. – mh

 

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Half Dome Oaks 9x12
Half Dome Oaks 9×12
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Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

 

This plein air painting is of a scene in Yosemite National Park. It is an Autumn scene of Half Dome and the meadow in the Valley near Curry Village. – mh

 

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Full Moon Sail 9x12
Full Moon Sail 9×12
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Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

 

“This plein air painting was created near Santa Cruz. The triangular shapes of the sailboats add to the soothing sight of ships floating on the Monterey Bay. I had the bonus of seeing the full moon rise during this late afternoon painting session. – mh

 

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Dune Morning 9x12
Dune Morning 9×12
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Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

 

Out painting with a group of fellow painters, I was captivated by the light rimming the dunes with their blanket of ice-plant. Monterey Bay shown in the distance. Painted plein air. – mh

 

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