When I lived in California in the 1960s thru 80s, I would take my pens and ink on my horse with me, and set up and paint. They dried quickly, and the horse was happy. He got to graze, while I painted. I lived in Simi Valley as a teenager when I painted this, back MANY moons ago. These Sunkist orange groves are long gone, turned into housing tracts and freeways, but the memories remain. This is probably why I painted it, they were doomed. I loved them. This is a small painting, about 12" by 14", on Arches watercolor paper, done in Pelican ink and watercolor.


ink drawing, watercolor, original art, landscape, orange groves, pen and ink, small painting, simi valley calif

I’ve had a camera in my hand since the old Swinger Camera days (remember those?). EVERYWHERE I go, my cameras go. My friends and family gave up trying to separate us a long time ago….But I’m relatively new to digital photography. I keep saying “Where have you been all my life…?” There are so many beautiful images on Red Bubble. I’m SO inspired!

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  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful painting…you are so talented!!!

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    Wow, what beautiful work!! And so wonderful that you got this down on paper before it was gone!

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Read your caption,…..I spent many a day in southern California in my youth,…..and it`s not nearly the beautiful place it was in my youth,…..This is a lovely creation you made of how things used to be,….

  • Laura E  Shafer
    Laura E Shaferover 1 year ago

  • Lisa Knechtel
    Lisa Knechtelover 1 year ago

    Very picturesque. Nice composition.

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

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    flyrodover 1 year ago

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 1 year ago

    Your work is featured in the Realist Landscape Painting Group group.

    Beautiful work Wildest Person!
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  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 1 year ago


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