Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Spent the morning at the Jepson Prairie Preserve in Dixon, CA. Quite an interesting place with wild flowers and vernal pools. The yellows that appear in the lumpy grass are carpets of wild flowers that are all over the place at this time of year and called yellow carpet. The grazing sheep control the nonnative grasses and weeds. I assume that the fleece of these sheep is not used for clothing as it appears very coarse and yellow. The sheep do keep moving but return and so easy to sketch. This was a very quick sketch and painting. It was a beautiful morning; very quiet with only the sounds of birds.

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