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New paintings of San Clemente California by Jen Beaudet Zondervan

 I'm working on loosening up...once again. I want my paintings to be more fresh and clean. I love working with a palette knife, but sometimes I get a little too much texture.  The tree painting is inspired from a walk in Rancho San Clemente. It was during quarantine and everything was so amazingly beautiful that day. I think it was still March.  8x10 $175 11x14 $225 This one is not finished but you can see where it's going. It's San Clemente, California at my favorite beach called Calafia. I still have to add the railroad crossing in this one. I thought about not adding it but anyone that knows the area might wonder. I think this spot is memorable because of the palm trees lined up. I love it because of all the beautiful Bougainvillea everywhere. It's amazing how it blooms all year round (or at least it seems to). Anyway, I'm still working on it and may add some clouds.  Both will be available in my etsy shop soon but feel free to contact me if you're interested

Poppies All Around!


These beautiful poppies are blooming in many gardens all around town. They don't last long so I've captured them in paint! I lost some of the variations in the reds in this photo so I'll try to get a better photos a little later.

I drove to the nearest big town yesterday to buy ink and food and had to make a detour at the rest stop, after waiting for almost 40 minutes for road construction! It's a two lane highway, over the mountain, and they've been working on the road, straightening out some of the switch back turns, so that big rigs can drive back and forth from the coast. I didn't mind the turns and they say it's only going to cut the time by 10 minutes. All was calm, though, after I stopped and took in this beautiful view of Whiskeytown Lake. It looks different every time I see it, and is always spectacular! It would be nice to live on the lake and paint it everyday with the changing light. The views are best as you drive by at 60 mph...I can't figure out how to stop and get a good shot without risking my life on that dangerous highway! This will have to do.

Have a great weekend! 

What will you be doing to kick off the summer?


I think your painting of the poppies is just beautiful as is! I always wanted to grow them but never had good luck with tall flowers (they always fall over!).

It's nice to hear you enjoyed the scenery while others were probably pounding their steering wheels!

Some dive into summer with garden clean up and just seems so happy to be outdoors. I'd like to twitch my nose and have all the dirty work done so I can plant flowers! ;-D


Hi Jane! I'd like to twitch my nose too! I really need to get things organized around here! Thanks for your sweet words!
Enjoy your weekend!
I love the way the poppies look as well. It's a beautiful painting and I shared it to Pinterst.
I happen to love poppies, great painting. I can't seen to get them to grow. No green thumb here. I think I just buy plants that are ready for death. yvonne
Diana Mieczan said…
Poppies always make me happy and the lake looks so stunning!!! Have a beautiful start to the week, lovely.
Poppies are such happy flowers! I can't grow anything either Yvonne! Thank you so much for stopping by! I sure appreciate it:)
Have a wonderful week!
WOW. Well, now I am know why even MORE I have chosen you my dear..those colors, the textures you capture! FANTASTIC! And thank you so much for coming by my post. Ooooo...I love your slide show on the right here; the AQUAS capture my heart! LOVE IT! Anita
Thank you so much Anita! I have really enjoyed working with you and can't wait for you to receive your painting!

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