The California landscape was a natural motif during UCLA days and later in the environs of Santa Cruz, especially at San Gregorio, south of Half Moon Bay, with its remarkable panorama. Site drawings were the source of a group of oil paintings ranging from 24 x 24” to 60 x 90.” Plein air watercolors and small oils are also part of this group.

Mary Warshaw, Kathryn Metz and Jan Moss overlooking Watsonville and Hanson Slough during the 2010 Plein Airt project sponsored by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, in which 58 artists participated and exhibited 124 pieces. Susanna Waddell and Mary Warshaw curated the exhibit which is documented in the catalogue, Plein Air: Connecting to the Land. Photo: David Reese


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