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  • Above the Mist, 12x16

    Above the Mist 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    “One recent summer, as Richard and I drove to San Francisco on Highway One, we reached the area around Pescadero State Beach. We noticed that the meadows on both sides of the highway were blanketed with wildflowers in bloom. The dunes were covered with colors: pinks and lavenders, golds, oranges, and white. I took several photos at the time.The week after Richard and I visited this location, my artist friend Skip and I went there to paint. The sky was a bit more gray that day, which tends to make colors more intense. That was when I painted “Above the Mist”. When I returned home, I decided that this location would become my focus for a lengthy study. You can see my largest version of the scene in Coastal Muse.” – mh

     

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    Above the Shore 9x12

    Above the Shore 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    This plein air California painting was created with the inspiration of the Eucalyptus groves which frequent the coastal areas. It was painted in California’s Central Coast area, near Aptos. – mh

     

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  • Beach Crescent 8x16

    Beach Crescent 8×16

    Unframed size: 8″ x 16″; framed size 12″ x 20″

     

    “The California coast never fails to enliven and inspire me. The format I used here, twice as wide as tall, accentuates the wide expansive beach at this location, and is my representation of the area near Monastery Beach. I found many spring wildflowers in bloom, with the beach in the middle ground.” – mh

     

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  • Big Sur Big View 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    “Traveling south of Carmel on Highway One, there are many places to pull off the road and admire the view. The area depicted here represents one of my favorites. The view is so vast and the colors of the ocean, on a clear day, are enchanting shades of blues and greens. The location depicted here is one I return to again and again to meditate and to paint.” – mh

     

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  • Big Sur Morning

    Big Sur Morning 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 15″ x 18″

     

    “In the spring, I go on retreat with several of my painting friends to an area close to Big Sur. From this location, we are able to get an early start painting and catch the light coming up over the mountains to the east. This painting was made in the early morning with the sun lighting parts of the Bixby Bridge on highway one as it travels along the coast to Big Sur.” – mh

     

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  • Coastal Grazing 12x24

    Coastal Grazing12x24

    Unframed size: 12″ x 24″; framed size 18″ x 30″

     

    Along the coast road to Big Sur, I found meadows intermingling with rocky outcroppings, bait to trap this oil painter! The cattle in this view have a pasture looking out at the Pacific Ocean. I’m sure their milk tastes great as they must be happy cows. Golds and blues are great complementary colors and this combination abounds on this scenic CA-1 route.” – mh

     

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    $1,210.00$1,360.00
  • Coastal Muse, 24x36

    Coastal Muse 24×36

    Unframed size: 24″ x 36″; framed size 32″ x 44″

     

    “This painting was the largest and final in a series I made depicting this area. I find in this painting that the path down and the curving beach make a pleasant s-curve composition. The viewer is positioned overlooking the beach from the dunes near Pescadero. The bright flowers in the foreground contrast with the fog off in the distance, giving depth to the painting.” – mh

     

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  • Coastal Path 18×14

    Unframed size 18×14, framed size 24×20

     

    California’s State Parks offer many trails through cypress and pine with views of the Pacific Ocean beyond. This painting was initiated plein air, where I found light coming through the trees and lighting up branches. The path leads on to a lookout over the Pacific atop a small cliff.” – mh

     

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    Cruising the Coast 12x9

    Cruising the Coast 12×9

    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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    $195.00
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    Dune Morning 9x12

    Dune Morning 9×12

    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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    $195.00
  • Five Fingers Trail, 11x14

    Five Fingers Trail 11×14

    Unframed size 11×14, framed size 17×20

     

    “Elkhorn Slough National Wildlife Preserve provides 1700 acres of open space to hike, paint, and see wildlife. This is a favorite trail of mine as I always enjoy painting oak trees and the golden meadows that surround them in the summer. I painted this on location and was able to stand under a large old oak tree keeping cool as I worked.” – mh

     

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    $575.00$675.00
  • Forbidden Beach, 18x24, oil

    Forbidden Beach 18×24

    Unframed size 18″x24″; framed 24″x30″

     

         “On my way to visit Local Color in Big Sur and replace paintings that have sold from there, Rich and I often plan a hike somewhere along the coast. On one of our visits, we hiked out to the beaches at Andrew Molera State Park. We took the high trail, a new one for us. Part way along stood an old log cabin amongst tall eucalyptus trees.

     

         “After about a mile, we climbed to a vantage point above the sea. Further along the coast, and looking North, was a quiet stretch of beach. In the foreground were many colors of wild flowers, including the wild golden achillias which so complement the blues in the sea. The sky was clear, so the ocean had patches of turquoise which so describe this part of the California Coast. The light sand makes for clear water near the shore.

     

         “This beach is fenced off so getting close was not an option. I took several photos that I later used as references for this painting.” – mh

     

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  • Gondola Ride 18x24

    Gondola Ride 18×24

    Unframed size 18″x24″; framed 24″x30″

     

    All around Venice, throughout the many canals, are the gondolas and their punters. They are iconic to this floating city and natural oil painting subjects. From the dock I could watch them navigate the narrow passages in and around the area. I was taken by the unique grand architecture that was unique for each building. Back home, I painted this scene from my photos, memory and imagination.” – mh

     

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    $1,800.00$1,975.00
  • Grand Coast 36x48

    Grand Coast 36×48

    Gallery wrap (unframed size): 36″ x 48″;
    Framed size 44″ x 56″

     

    This large painting references the coastline North of Santa Cruz. I made several plein air paintings at this location before I decided to make a large painting of the scene. The effect of this size makes me feel I can walk into the scene, hear the waves, and feel the sand squish under my toes. The edges are painted, so it can be hung with or without a frame.” – mh

     

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    $7,100.00$7,500.00
  • Iceplant Trail, 12x16

    Iceplant Trail 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    “I painted this plein air, on the coast near Pescadero. I am most at peace while in the open air and surrounded by the beauty of trees, the ocean, or the gardens we humans have created. The Iceplant turns shades of burgundy and orange, colors which are said to radiate warmth and energy.– mh

     

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  • Light on the Slough,12x16

    Light on the Slough 12×16

    Unframed size 12″x16″; framed 18″x22″

     

    “California’s Pacific Ocean coastline is dotted with sloughs and estuaries of the many rivers and creeks which wash out to the sea. These often brackish bodies of water provide habitat for a myriad of plants and creatures. Along the Pajaro Valley in Watsonville CA, are many sloughs. This location offered a view of the farmland beyond. It is home to many birds. (The Spanish name for bird is Pajaro.)” – mh

     

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    $725.00$825.00
  • Luminescent Sea, 11x14, oil

    Luminescent Sea 11×14

    Unframed size 11×14, framed size 17×20

     

    “One day there was a break in the rain and the sun appeared through the clouds. The Sea turned a luminous shade of green. I painted feverishly to capture the moment. This location is close to a favorite surf spot on the East side of Santa Cruz called Pleasure Point.” – mh

     

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  • Mustard Fields, 9x12, oil

    Mustard Fields 9×12

    Unframed size: 9″ x 12″; framed size 16″ x 19″

     

    “I made this plein air painting while standing in a meadow one day in the middle of the spring.In springtime, the wild mustard and oxalis are in full bloom, creating bright swaths of yellow in the meadows and fields of the coastal areas of California. The bright color contrasts well with the tall Eucalyptus trees. In this location you can see a peek of the ocean through the trees. ” – mh

     

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  • Point Lobos Spring 12x16

    Point Lobos Spring 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    Point Lobos State Park lies just south of Carmel, CA, and 30 minutes north of Big Sur. This is the first oil painting I made at the China Cove overlook in Point Lobos. For the first time, I saw the emerald waters and the gold cliffs beyond. A mother seal and her pup were playing in the surf, and I painted her in. The scene took my breath away.” – mh

     

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  • Sea Lavender 24x36

    Sea Lavender 24×36

    Unframed size: 24″ x 36″; framed size 32″ x 44″

     

    The color of these lavender flowers along the Pacific Coast stopped me in my tracks on a plein air expedition with fellow artists. The sea lavender in the foreground sets off the Santa Cruz lighthouse at the small craft harbor. The small plein air painting I did that day led later to this larger studio work. I emphasized the lavender colored shadows from the cypress on the left side to unify the painting.” – mh

     

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    Shades of Blue, 24x30

    Shades of Blue 24×30

    Unframed size: 24″ x 30″; framed size 30″ x 36″

     

    This painting developed in my studio from a smaller plein air study made on the California coast, within a state park. On a sunny day, the waters here are remarkable shades of blues and greens. Particularly where there is sand beneath shallow waters, the teal, jade and ultramarine blues come out. As I was looking north at the headlands in Big Sur, I felt again how small my part is in the greater whole. I am humbled and thankful to be here.” – mh

     

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    $3,000.00$3,250.00
  • Steamers Lane 12x16

    Steamers Lane 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    This popular surfing spot is a great location to capture images of the large waves and the surfers as they plan their route into the water. The waves were huge and crashing on the rocks when I painted this scene plein air. The “lighthouse” building in the painting actually houses a surfing museum; it that stands guard over the lane.” – mh

     

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  • Surfin' Spot, 12x16

    Surfin’ Spot 12×16

    Unframed size: 12″ x 16″; framed size 18″ x 22″

     

    “This location is along the coastal road between Santa Cruz and Capitola, in California, It’s six or so miles from my home and studio. This is one of my favorite places in our community; I love to walk here and enjoy watching the surfers and the changing colors depending on the time of day…” – mh

     

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    $725.00$825.00
  • View from the Hill 14x18

    View from the Hill 14×18

    Unframed size 14″x18″; framed 20″x24″

     

    “I’m always drawn to paint big views, and the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean offer many spectacular scenes. This location is near a University and affords students and staff there a great opportunity to get out in nature. In early summer, before the dry season takes hold, many greens can be found in the grasses, bushes and trees, which here surround a meadow with a trail passing through it. I enjoyed standing in the meadow, listening to the bird song and painting this plein air piece while the ocean breeze kept me cool.

    ”  – mh

     

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