SAN DIEGO COASTAL WILD FLOWERS BLOOM AFTER THE RAIN. Four years ago I traveled the coast of San Diego County photographing and researching the wild flowers, which bloomed after our first rainy season in 10 years. These are a few of my photographs along with ink and black colored pencil drawings for my Pattern Series.
NATURE & BOTANICAL ART JOURNAL – Since I started making my own watercolor art journals, I create a cover. Painting the cover usually reflects whatever subject I happen to be painting at that moment. In this case, it was Matilija Poppies, which grow wild in San Diego. I love that they are known as the Cowboy’s Fried Egg Poppy, too! These poppy petals are like crinkled white paper and grow about 5 feet high in large bushes. They are one of my favorite poppies!