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"TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES" by Paul Rickard

"TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES" by Paul Rickard

"Take Time to Smell the Roses" by Paul Rickard is an 11x14 matted, glassed and framed watercolor.

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.