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Carmel By The Sea – The California Series


This series celebrates the Golden State; Each original artwork is named after a city or town in California. I’ve been wandering through this series while replaying memories from my travels. I hope this collection brings back your California dreams and inspires you to explore and adventure.

I had a margarita on a patio in Carmel once, it was sunny and warm, just gorgeous out. Then the baby started crying and my toddler wanted to wander, so I chugged the ‘rita and went after her. Next time I go to Carmel-by-the-Sea it will be without my beloved children.
– The artist

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The image of California is laser cut from paper from an old children’s school reader. I place the cutout on top of a blank paper and color the cutout and the paper beneath with tempera paint stick. The paper beneath results in a negative print of the shape.  There are two versions of artwork from this process: one is a colorful California shape on a plain background, the other is a negative space that I fill in by hand with gouache (opaque watercolor) paint.

The image is 5 x 7 inches matted to fit an 8 x 10 inch frame. Made by hand and laser, with love, in Sacramento, California.