Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Greetings

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Hello everyone, if there still is anyone out there. Many many apologies for being absent these last few weeks. The obligations of the season have taken precedence this month, so the Daily Painting has been on hold. I wish you all the happiest of holidays and the best of New Year's celebrations. I look forward to being back next year with many new Daily Paintings;
until then, Thank you for your interest, your comments, and your subscriptions,
See you in January,
all the best, Judith

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Romantic Retreat & Beachcomber's Lodge

Yet another Crystal Cove painting to have on hand for the gallery if needed. This view is from the top of the cliff looking west down the street with Cottages # 38 & 33 on the right.
We were lucky enough to stay in # 38 in May of 2007 as part of a family reunion. Drinking our morning coffee on the deck overlooking the ocean at 6:30 in the morning was an experience I will always remember. It's worth the effort to try and reserve a space at any of the cottages. Look for the cancellations.

Tomorrow is Jury Duty about which I have mixed feelings. If only they would let me sign up for the days that I want instead of the days they want, but of course that is ridiculous. So, I will wait and see what happens.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Crystal Cove Icon

Finally we have some winter weather here in Southern California and the promise of "Rain".
For me the idea of rain has become utterly exotic. We've seen nothing but mists and low fogs this past year, or maybe at most a half hour of sustained moisture that the most optimistic among us may have called rain, but which was in reality just very heavy drop-lets, not drops, of wetness. As a farewell, briefly perhaps, to our standard sunny day, I painted this view of the iconic neon sea green shanty at Crystal Cove and the umbrellas at the outdoor restaurant across the path. This I will keep in reserve to show at the Crystal Cove Gallery & Gift shop where those of you who live in the area can see my work from January through March next year.