coyote creek

Christmas Day, Coyote Creek

From April 2020, for a year, I posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts. Some of these paintings are still available. I spent a year researching, scouting, planning, …

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August – Malaguerra

Fifth in my Preserve Coyote Valley Quest. The Malaguerra Winery was set on the eastern edge of Coyote Valley and the foothills of the Diablo Range.  Erected in 1869 for Swiss immigrant Jose Maria Malaguerra, it is the oldest extant winery structure in Santa Clara County.  Constructed of stones hauled from nearby Coyote Creek, it …

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June – Coyote Creek

Third in my yearlong Preserve Coyote Valley Series. Although called a creek, it is actually a river, and larger than the Guadalupe River which also runs through the San Francisco south bay area. Starting on Mount Sizer and the Diablo Range, running through two reservoirs, then flowing through much of Coyote Valley, Coyote Creek is …

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Flooded!

All of you have by now heard about the flooding in my hometown of San Jose around Coyote Creek, the largest watershed in Silicon Valley. During my year long quest to paint “The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” I did 18 paintings in the Coyote watershed, and 5 of Coyote Creek itself. That was …

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Drenched

Most of you know California is getting drenched, and much of the rest of the US is getting heavy snow. I ventured out today to check a spot I painted three years ago Christmas morning, along Coyote Creek, to see what it looked like. You can read more about when I painted it December 25, …

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Don Edwards SF Bay NWR Center Reception

Continuing the ”Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>>   Technically, it’s Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Education Center, which is quite a mouthful. There are selected paintings from “The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” currently on …

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Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge Exhibit

During my quest of painting the creeks of Silicon Valley, I painted in many places, but almost all the creeks end up in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay in what is now called the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge encompasses most of the southern portions of the bay, and is a …

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FiftyNine: …Afternoon…

Continuing the ”Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>>   I am releasing the final three paintings in this quest as a trio, and here is number two. “…Afternoon…” was painted late in the day and since we just went off …

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FiftyOne: Cleanup’s Never Done

Continuing the ”Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” year long quest. Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>>   San Jose is the southernmost major U. S. city with known salmon spawning runs. In past years, their progress had been blocked primarily by the culverts, wide concrete channels, and other …

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