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About zeladoniac

Debby Kaspari travels the world with sketchbook and binoculars, drawing and painting in wild and not-so-wild landscapes. Norman, Oklahoma is her home base, and she lives there with her tropical ecologist husband and a mackerel tabby named Gizmo.

Pastel Gallery is up and running

For anyone who’d like to see more of the Fall Pastel Collection from last week’s California run, the page is up and running. I was generously hosted by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, who … Continue reading

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Seriously, Happy Friday

A good haul from California. Got home to Oklahoma very late last night, couldn’t sleep, pulled out the 14 pastels for review and was fairly pleased. Want to go back and get some more, soon. You can go home again. … Continue reading

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Fall Color Underfoot 

  Today I set the easel at the edge of a pickleweed marsh in full sun. I’d no sooner gotten the first color strokes roughed in when suddenly the marsh was swaddled in cool gray tones. Not a shadow in sight. … Continue reading

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Surf Scoters

At Moss Landing State Beach sketching a fine raft of scoters in the gray-green sea. Lovely Pacific.    

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View from the Slough

At Elkhorn Slough, taking it from rough sketch to pastel painting:             

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Pelicans and power plants

On the jetty at Moss Landing, drawing brown pelicans and California gulls, hearing sea lions bark and inhaling aromatic sea salt  mixed with giant kelp. Almost edible. Harbor seals snore on the beach and sea otters lay on their backs … Continue reading

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Painting California

A homecoming for me. Painting the beautiful central coast. Happy to be here, with pastels and pencil. Is it Thursday? I’ll be here another week. What could be better than fall at Elkhorn Slough? If I find something, I’ll let … Continue reading

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