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My Memory of Spring in Northern California

22 Mar 2012
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Colored Pencil 9x12 on Stonehenge white.   this is a rendition of One of the things I used to love doing in Spring.   This is from my memory of living very close to  Mt Diablo,  the California poppies in the fields and huge Oak trees dotting the hills,  there was an abandoned house and we loved to hang out around it.  I always hung out with the boys and we put together our own kites we got from the dime store, put our 5 cent ball of string on sticks and away we would go on  our bikes to the old house and hill.  I'm not good with faces without seeing a picture.   This is my attempt at clouds as well.  ( on the middle right there was a small pond where we used to catch frogs and blow on cattails.(in the fall) )


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on 22 Mar 2012 7:48 PM

Great spring painting, Marsha.  Love the California Poppies and the old abandoned house and perhaps abandoned orchard.  The figure of the girl is very good. This is a well done, fun painting that brings a smile.

J.V.Schaffer wrote
on 23 Mar 2012 2:25 PM

Love the way the girl is working the string stick this sure brings good memorys back  nicely done Marsha

wetpaperfan wrote
on 26 Mar 2012 4:27 PM

Thank you for the compliments,  I was sorry the picture looked so light.  it is more defined in person.  and the trees in the background are just old Oaks,  in those days they were all over the place in that area.