Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Coyote Hills


Look at this place. It's Coyote Hills in Orange County California. It is scheduled for development, houses, roads, a school, a strip mall and what else. There are many sides to serving the needs of a few. While I was painting this when I heard the cry of the red tailed hawk and looked up to capture it just in time to put into my painting. I painted this from behind a fence with a sign that said private property.

9 comments:

Suzanne McDermott said...

Pat, I absolutely love these last drawings in your notebook -- especially the last two of Coyote Hills. Tragic to think of what's to come. Private property, indeed! Thanks for documenting this place so beautifully.

Laure Ferlita said...

A beautiful sketch of what looks like a gorgeous location! At least you've had the opportunity to capture its unspoiled beauty.

EH said...

Pat, what a marvelous piece, todays early highlight...

Lin said...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL PAINTINGS, PAT! And oh my can I understand your frustration! Makes me so angry with all this hurry to destroy the beauty we try so hard to preserve!! SIGH! And I"m thrilled at your paintings .. this and the painting yesterday -- beautifully painterly, soft and wonderfully toned ... love your work!

cabap said...

Great job Pat,
may you and your family have a great Xmas and New Year ,
jan :)

bh yoo said...

Love your nice watercolors. Beautiful!

Annaquarel.les said...

Oh How sad to know that this little paradise is going to turn into a neighbourhood. I love your drawings Pat. They are absolutely beautiful!!Hugs

Alvaro Peña said...

Muy bonito y elegante

Krista Meister said...

Beautiful sketch, Pat! That area looks like where my sister used to live many years ago.

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