Tuesday, June 11, 2013

California Road Trip

My wife and I are on a road trip up Highway One in California.  I've brought my watercolors along and have made a few sketches on the way.  There's so much beauty here it's hard to take it all in!

My watercolor travel kit.

One of our first stops was Santa Barbara and I was fascinated by much of the architecture in this beautiful town.

"Santa Barbara Courthouse"   8" x 10"   Watercolor

I sketched on Moonstone Beach in Cambria.  If you look closely you can see several harbor seals resting on the rocks to my left.

Here's a close up of the seals.  The one on the right kept a watchful eye on me the whole time!

"Moonstone Beach Rocks"   8" x 10"   Watercolor

"The Beach at Cambria"   8" x 10"   Watercolor

More sketches to come...


  1. Beautiful watercolors. What a wonderful trip - all the sights - all the inspiration.

  2. Very cool! We're looking forward to making that trip next month.

  3. Thanks, Nathan. You're going to love it!