Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Whale Watchin' in Kyliefornia

Those who know me will recognize Kyliefornia as the great state of California where my granddaughter, Kylie lives. This summer, we got to take her on a quick trip of some of the state's beautiful sites. We took a whale watching boat off of Newport Pier. Right before taking off, we grabbed up a pint-sized Crocodile Dundee hat and some oversized shades to protect her from the ocean sun. It wasn't whale watching season, so we didn't get to view any, but several groups of dolphins made it well worth the fare. The staff had asked everyone to search the horizon for whale spouts, and Kylie was the most attentive of the search party. She stood there for 30 or 45 minutes quietly scanning the horizon.


  1. That's a fantastic piece Cheryl, everything about it outstanding! The composition is great, love that rail and how you painted it. The placement of everything else hits all the sweet spots, it's bulletproof. Handling and color, all of it perfect. Maybe your best painting (?)...hard to say now, I see the superb floral you just posted too. And I appreciate the kind words, sorry I didn't see the post earlier. It seems you've taken your work to a noticeable new level, I hope you're as excited and inspired as we are watching it happen!

  2. Very interesting story. This painting is awesome too. I had a similar experience paddling around in my kayak at Freeport, TX in the ship channel I spoted some porpoises. I was about 10 feet from one. Very cool, I even heard them exhaling.


  3. I love this painting. The colors are beautiful and you've really captured a certain time of day that is so wonderful on the ocean.