The climate and and plant life are very different from my home in Montreal, I tired to capture the beautiful colours and light. I have done two other drawings of the plant life of California that I will be posting soon.
A softly rocking sail boat is great inspiration for art, so here is a digital painting of the hatch to the upper deck. Me and my family are staying in a sail boat in San Francisco bay, for the next 3 weeks.
I did not have a reference image for this, but I spent a couple hours in the Garden of the Gods park. It has these beautiful monolithic sandstone mountains that are pin priced with holes and caves that are populated with birds.