Last year I did a post on Amador County, where hubby and I live on an unpaved road, after having lived for 3 decades in Los Angeles’ suburbs. The reason for this culture shock was to have space to do bigger paintings.
Still haven’t given up the specialty stores like Trader Joe,, Aaron Brothers, and Blick (art store). For that we go to Sacramento, one and a half hrs. away
If you are looking for the ALL SEASON’s post of October 8, it’s underneath this one!
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The old school House in Amador county. It’s a representative of my own school house across the ocean. It’s not as much the building, but the time of of childlike dreams, desires of “when I grow up, then … I want to become a ….
Great memories for me personally, because these turned out so different in reality.
(Sunday Trees, Randomosity: the Good, Tue Treasures, Thurs. Fences )
A second view f- or the DOOR
(scroll down for the reflection of another door)
Last year “they” wanted to close it. There was a big sign.
You know what happened … “others” prevented it. Am all for that.
Cannot remember the door of my own school, but the playground and class rooms, and some teachers. The playground, because … when my younger brother got in trouble, which was frequently – he threatened with his big sister. You don’t wanna mess with her. He had found that out when he de-constructed my favorite doll.
It’s in the family, Macenzie in pink is also someone you don’t not mess with.
Her dad asked her to do a “brain freeze, ” so she’s gearing up to it.
(One Word Sunday: Pink)
Amador county is synonymous with the vineyards and reaping its benefits. October is a good month for them with wine tastings, and wine purchases!
Regretfully at the moment there are fires burning in Napa Valley -North of San Franciso, Santa Rosa (N.E. of San Fran, 100+ acres), that has taken lives . These fires are not contained, except for the one in Westpoint (28 acres), half an hour away is now 50 % contained. (Tuesday). The furious wind last Sunday to 50 miles an hour did not help.
Heard that also in Southern Cal. – Anaheim Hills (a part of the Los Angeles basin, a fire is burning (still 1600 firefighters there).
(Randomosity: the R., Tue Texture, Makro-Tex: October, Sky Watch, Weekend Green)
Part of a lovely Fall bouguet one of the visitors of my Open House Painting show gave me last November. It was c-c-c-c-ccold and raining cats and dogs, so this gorgeous splash of color was very welcome!
(Randomosity: the Fun, Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto )
In the window of the shop in Main street Jackson, a reflection of a door of a shop across, and in the right bottom part a reflection of a booth of the Dandelion festival in the street.
Jackson is the county seat of Amador County.
(Weekend Reflection. Fri Hunt)
What the real estate agents don’t tell you when you look for a house is that a part of daily life here are critters, fires, septic tank, water well, or snowline . Only if you ask (and still might still not get the whole story!).
Well, we got used to the deer trail in our yard, eating my flowers, squirrels leaving rests of acorns on my deck, but what I found on my living room floor when cleaning up was a surprise. One of his sensors (draw a blank for the right term ) seems to be missing. The red on its wing is kind of mysterious … dried blood?
Fri Hunt: Begin with O: Oil Painting
Purple: background mountains
city or town: Jackson ( reflection in Mainstreet, above)
Not far from Amador county is Madeira county with Yosemite Nat. Park. This is the chapel across from Sentinel Bridge with the river. I crave NATURE.
(Sun Trees, ABC Wed.- N, Fri Foto Friends )
Of all my small plein airs, I have only two with a purple cast.
Posted it also on my Facebook “page” Stgermainart.seasons. (You may know that a “page” is connected to one’s regular account).
There you can see the Before and After effort, from a “one note” purple painting, to a more subtle rendition of purple , blues, and greys in the background, and brighter chapel, and more defined trees.
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