Biography: Carolyn Lord (1956 - ) Southern California native Carolyn Lord was introduced to the “California Regionalist Watercolor” tradition by James Green in the mid 1970’s while attending Principia College, in Elsah, Illinois. During college she also attended watercolor workshops with Rex Brandt, George Post, and Robert E. Wood. Two months...... read more
Arroyo Mocho, 1986, an original watercolor painting by Carolyn Lord.
This was painted in February, in the Arroyo Mocho that borders my neighborhood. The arroyo has always been there but was dramatically altered in the 1930’s because it was a shallow gravel quarry to build the Bay Bridge, spanning between Oakland and San Francisco. Decades later, vegetation such as cat-tails, watercress, black berries, and almond trees have softened the landscape. However, with heavy winter rains, the water rushes through, causes erosion and changes where the water flows and ponds. This scene shows curious birds checking out the newly rearranged arroyo. - Carolyn Lord
This California watercolor painting is available as a fine art giclée print on premium watercolor paper.