Flowing Water

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12×16″ oil on canvas board– My family and I hiked up San Ysidro Creek last weekend.  I have missed flowing water in our local creeks deeply.  When I first moved to this area, the creeks would flow year round… these days it seems we need to wait for winter.  It is so nice to see, hear, smell and feel this one trickling through the canyon again.

El Capitan Lookout

ElCapLookout--Gleason - 1Acrylic on Canvas– 16×20″– I painted this from the Bill Wallace trail last week.  That point at the top of the canvas is El Refugio and the one under it is the point just before El Capitan State Beach.  I need to hike get up early and return here for a sunrise painting… looking south I could see all the way to Ellwood.  ElCapitanLookout--Gleason - 1