California dreamin' on such a winter's day

I am still here in California helping my family with my dear old dad. In between helping my mom around the house I manage to paint a bit. Lately my painitngs are being influenced by my current surroundings and childhood memories. 
Growing up on the coast of California, the Brown Pelican was a wonderful sight to behold skimming across the waves catching fish.

Brown Pelican I
6 x 6 oil on board

 Brown Pelican II
6 x 6 oil on board