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  • ARBORETUM ABSTRACTION oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in, copyright ©2004

From 1998 through 2005 Atsuko Lindley was my class monitor, for both plein air and studio sessions. Ako had been born in Tokyo, and moved to the United States in her late teens. She attended San Jose State University, majoring in art, and got her first job out of school at the Oakland Tribune as an illustrator.

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From 1998 through 2005 Atsuko Lindley was my class monitor, for both plein air and studio sessions. Ako had been born in Tokyo, and moved to the United States in her late teens. She attended San Jose State University, majoring in art, and got her first job out of school at the Oakland Tribune as an illustrator.

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At today's plein air session I did a demonstration using drone photography as an adjunct to landscape practice. The objective was to use photographs taken at higher elevation for composition while still using observation of the landscape subject for color, detail and spontaneous effect.

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At today's plein air session I did a demonstration using drone photography as an adjunct to landscape practice. The objective was to use photographs taken at higher elevation for composition while still using observation of the landscape subject for color, detail and spontaneous effect.

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  • My gear

The blueberry bushes at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm are bright red, with hints of purple, grayish pink and other colors, all playing off a foil of bright yellow-green grass and a light ultramarine sky. It was a great day for painting, and a great day for spider watching in the current explosion of the arachnid population.

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The blueberry bushes at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm are bright red, with hints of purple, grayish pink and other colors, all playing off a foil of bright yellow-green grass and a light ultramarine sky. It was a great day for painting, and a great day for spider watching in the current explosion of the arachnid population.

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