Saturday, 26 March 2011

Bolsa Chica - An American Wildlife Reserve


This is a beautiful postcard painted by Pat Reese. It's a glorious view across part of the Bolsa Chica Wildlife Reserve in Huntington Beach California. It looks like a very serene and special place. Pat told me a few days later she was visiting Las Vegas - I can't begin to imagine what the contrast must be like going from a place of such beauty and solitude to the bright neon lights, traffic, noise etc that is Las Vegas city.  I am so glad Pat chose this view for me!   Thank you Pat!

11 comments:

Felicity said...

Beautiful card, I love the variety of blues!

vivien said...

I agree and the foliage too is beautifully done with varied colour and very telling marks.

It's very much like a creek I walk down to get to an isolated part of the beach in north Norfolk .

Robyn said...

I love the cloud shadows on the ground, Pat that beautiful violet mingling with the blues and the warm natural colours in the landscape. I'd like to borrow Ivy and walk right into the painting but I guess Ivy wouldn't be allowed into a wildlife reserve.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Wonderful perspective. I like especially the shadows of clouds in the background. And of course the colors!

Cathy Gatland said...

A very inviting, peaceful scene, you do want to stroll into it and feel that sea breeze. Love the cloud shadows and colours too.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Another beautiful card!!

Bridget Hunter said...

Isn't it amazing how, through these postcards, you get to see the places you don't normally associate with a place name. I never imagined somewhere like this in Pat's part of the world - which she captures so beautifully especially with her choice of colours.

Cathy said...

Stunning landscape! Stunning watercolour! It makes you want to sit down and watch it for hours.

Liz Steel said...

this is so beautiful - lovely colours and sense of depth!!

Pat said...

Thank you all for the kind and encouraging words and for noticing the cloud shadow. Ivy was not allowed to come on this outing with me, but she would have enjoyed it.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Pat! You'va captured so many colours in your water, I love it!!
Ronelle

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