Category Archives: My photography

On the longest day of the year

by cheri sabraw …we ventured into the olive orchard to inspect the trees, their tiny olives, and the gorgeous view. We remembered the erudite and classy Charles Krauthammer, who so many in public life, might try to emulate. His wit, … Continue reading

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Equine and bovine traffic in downtown Pleasanton

by cheri sabraw My horse Cricket, that feisty little Fox Trotter, left this world long ago and I never replaced her. But today, present for the City of Pleasanton’s Second Annual “cattle drive” through this once pastoral community known as … Continue reading

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Solitude

by cheri I’m a sucker for any image, environment, conversation or person with whom I can begin to imagine something more than what meets the eye. I suppose this habit developed in my childhood when my imagination was as fertile … Continue reading

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A fresh start

by cheri sabraw Light at the beginning or end of day is the best for photography and painting. To that point, I arose early this morning to hike the road while the light was low in the eastern horizon. I … Continue reading

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Light

by cheri sabraw Spring has begun to show her petticoats but Winter, well, he refuses to go away, hibernate, and return next November. Fall, my favorite friend, never does this. Oh sure, sometimes she flares up in late October like … Continue reading

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Feeling Full of Life

photography by Cheri Sabraw Don’t these horses make you smile?  

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More luscious landscapes

by cheri sabraw The landscape often dictates where we choose to live or travel. I live next to a comforting mountain dotted with stately oaks. Oak trees represent strength and stability to me. On our property a tiny creek bubbles, … Continue reading

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Landscapes that tug at my heart

by cheri sabraw My brother Steve took this luscious photograph while in Montana last summer when he and his son Tyler fished the Madison River. Wouldn’t this scene make for a splendid landscape painting? The lone tree presiding over an … Continue reading

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Studio vs. plein air painting, 2017

  by cheri sabraw I returned to oil painting last year after a 50-year hiatus, setting up  my studio in one of our guest bedrooms. In order to acquaint myself with painting in general, I tried several subjects in acrylic … Continue reading

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An Evening Walk

by cheri Painters and photographers know that the best light often comes at the end of a day, like a stimulating conversation over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. As I set out the other night for … Continue reading

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