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"CR BOTANICAL GARDEN PANORAMA" by Paul Rickard

"CR BOTANICAL GARDEN PANORAMA" by Paul Rickard

"CR Botanical Garden Panorama" is a Plein Air Watercolor by Paul Ricard. measuring 14x11, it is matted, framed and glassed. RESERVE IS $150

Artist's Note: At 59 I retired from full time teaching and bought a watercolor set and hiked down to College Cove, Trinidad and painted a watercolor of a vista that held wonderful memories of friend and family gatherings.  These memories and the quiet, meditative experience proved to be an eventful day in my life.  Since that June 12th day of 2012, I have painted most every day, learning as I go, and from the camaraderie and inspiration of a growing community of artists. As a plein air Humboldt landscape painter, I find inspiration from the dark pines and tall redwoods and resiliency in the grey skies and ever-changing tides.  Above all, I am driven to express the wonder of both the mundane and magnificent through watercolors.