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The Poppy Series: On Location

The Poppy Series:  On Location

Disc golf is a very popular sport here in California, and I’m thankful for having been introduced to it. In addition to reaping the health and beauty benefits that come from engaging in physical out-of-doors activity, I am creatively inspired at every turn.

This field of glorious native California wildflowers can be found on the back nine of the Rocklin California course.

© 2014 Theresa Funk, all rights reserved.

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Passing Shots: Placer County California

Passing Shots:  Placer County California

I love the spontaneous wonder of nature and science that I’m able to capture with my mobile device while riding in the passenger seat of George’s car. He has excellent driving skills.

~T.
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Sacramento County: A Passing Shot

Passing Shot

This photo was taken with my mobile device while travelling through Sacramento County California at sixty miles per hour from the passenger seat of a car.  I like to take Passing shots between site locations for my Conservation Art series to help inform color, composition, and brush selection. Rain is in the forecast for the next two days, so I am prepared for strokes of burnt umbra between each downpour.

© 2014 Theresa Funk, all rights reserved.

Outsider Art with an Artist Outside

I celebrated the Vernal Equinox today by spending nearly the entire day outside. The first half of this first day of spring was spent in Orangevale, California playing a round of golf at Shady Oaks Disc Golf Course. The second part of this last day of winter was spent pushing paint around on paper ein plein air.
A discarded home entertainment center serves as a make-shift art cart al fresco:

ein plein air

Outsider Art is a phrase used to describe self-taught artists. I didn’t go to an art school to learn how to make art, but I am an astute student.

~T.

© 2014 Theresa Funk, all rights reserved.

Olly Olly Toxin Free

toxin free

In the game hide and seek, calling out “Olly Olly Oxen Free” is used to let the best hidden players know that the seeker is giving you a pass.   In our garden, insects get a free pass from pesticides.  I’d much rather deal with holes in my spinach than having toxins in my body.

© 2014 Theresa Funk, all rights reserved.

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The Essence of Place: Maidu’s Spirit Mountain

The Essence of Place: Maidu's Spirit Mountain

The painting I have been creating to give as a house-warming gift is nearing completion and will soon travel from my home studio in California to Charlie and Eileen’s new home in Hinesburg, Vermont.
Capturing the essence of a place can’t be done in just one painting, so I look forward to returning to create more studies.

~T

Sutter County, California, 8″ x 10″ water and color on paper. © 2014, Theresa Funk, all rights reserved.