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Northern California Farm Animal Landscape Scene with a Barn in Watercolor
By Sadie Van Patten Hall
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century Northern California farm animal landscape scene with a barn in watercolor is by California artist Sadie Van Patten Hall (1884-1967). Starting in 1914, Hall spen...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

California Landscape in Watercolor, Circa 1950s
By Sadie Van Patten Hall
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century watercolor on paper landscape of a California ranch with green hills is by California artist Sadie Van Patten Hall (1884-1967). Starting in 1914, Hall spent mos...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Mid Century Watercolor California Landscape with Cows
By Sadie Van Patten Hall
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century watercolor on paper landscape is by California artist Sadie Van Patten Hall (1884-1967). Starting in 1914, Hall spent most of her time in California and was a r...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"California Summer Lake" Mendocino Landscape in Watercolor, 2017
By Gaétan Caron
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 2017 watercolor and gouache on paper landscape entitled "California Summer Lake" is by contemporary Mendocino/Bay Area artist, Gaetan Caron (b. 1964), co-founder of our gallery ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper, Gouache

California Landscape
By Arnold A. Grossman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "California Landscape" c.1990 is a watercolor on paper by noted California artist Arnold A. Grossman, 1923-2016. It is signed at the lower right corner by the art...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • California Landscape
  • California Landscape
  • California Landscape
  • California Landscape
H 20.25 in. W 24.25 in. D 1 in.
Early Watercolor Painting of Redwood Forest in California
Located in Houston, TX
Watercolor painting of the Redwood forest located in California. Painting is mainly red and blue tones. The artist signed the painting in the bottom right corner. Work is framed in a...
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20th Century Naturalistic Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

California landscape
By Carl Sammons
Located in Houston, TX
Considered one of the early "California Impressionists" Carl Sammons is known for plain air landscapes that featured the flowering plants native to the coasts, mountains, and desert...
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1930s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

Landscape with House, California
By Ralph Ledesma
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Landscape with House, California" is a watercolor on paper by California artist Ralph Ledesma, 1910-1993. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. T...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

California Landscape with Farm
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork :California Landscape with Farm" c.1950 is a watercolor by noted California artist Ralph Baker, 1908-1976. It is signed at the lower right corner by the artist. The artw...
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Mid-19th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • California Landscape with Farm
  • California Landscape with Farm
  • California Landscape with Farm
  • California Landscape with Farm
H 31.15 in. W 36.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Carmel Marsh, California Landscape
By Cheryl Trotter
Located in Soquel, CA
Soft watercolor accents add to the beauty of this cyanotype and watercolor of Carmel Marsh by Cheryl Trotter (American, 20th century). Signed lower right "Cheryl Trotter." Displayed ...
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1980s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Photographic Paper

VFD #4, watercolor, California, industrial, architecture, building, training
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
VFD #5 is an industrial watercolor painting on paper by California artist, Ferdinanda Florence. It is 11x7.5, unframed. It is based on the building in Vallejo California where the ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Watercolor

'San Francisco', Mid-century California Modernist Watercolor
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A vibrant expressionist watercolor showing a view of San Francisco and the bay contrasted against a semi-abstracted colorist background. Signed lower right, 'Provenzano' for Sam Pr...
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1960s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Mid-Century California Mission Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Midcentury watercolor landscape of a California mission with tree in the foreground by an unknown artist (American, 20th century). Unsigned. Displayed in a simple wood frame with gre...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

California Seascape, Botanical Study - Double Sided Watercolor
By Doris Warner
Located in Soquel, CA
Double-sided watercolor of Pleasure Point Cove, Monterey Bay by listed artist Doris Ann Warner (American, 1925-2010). On verso is a beautiful botanical watercolor study. Signed "War...
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1960s American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

VFD 6, watercolor, California, Industrial building, architecture, fire training
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
VFD #6 is a watercolor painting of a California industrial site where fire training drills take place. It is 11x8 unframed. Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, DC, and grew...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Watercolor

VFD 1, watercolor, California, Industrial building, architecture, fire training
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
VFD #1 is a watercolor painting of a California industrial site where fire training drills take place. It is 11x8 unframed. Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, DC, and grew...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

City Limits No. 4, watercolor, California, architecture, building, Industrial
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
City Limits No 4 is an industrial watercolor painting on paper by California artist, Ferdinanda Florence. It is 11x7.5, unframed. I Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, DC,...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

City Limits No. 5 watercolor, California, architecture, building, Industrial
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
City Limits No 5 is an industrial watercolor painting on paper by California artist, Ferdinanda Florence. It is 7.5 x 6.25, unframed. Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Landscape with Boat and House, California
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Landscape with Boat and House, California" is a watercolor by California artist Catherine Rubino Eaton Baca, 1907-1978. It is hand signed and dated at the lower right c...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Mid Century Modern California Hills Landscape
By Erle Loran
Located in Soquel, CA
Substantial and period mid-century modern American Scene watercolor of the Oakland, California countryside by Erle Loran (American, 1905-1999), 1944. Signed lower right "Earl Loran" ...
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1940s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Rio Del Mar, California Coast Landscape
By Virginia J Hughins
Located in Soquel, CA
Charming and bright watercolor of the coastal village of Rio Del Mar by Aptos, California artist Virginia J Hughins, (Virginia Brubaker DeWolf), (American, 1923-2004). Signed "Virgin...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Rocky Arroyo Death Valley California Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful watercolor landscape of a rocky arroyo with native plants and distant mountains near Death Valley National Park, California by California artist Marilyn Ann Deeds (American...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

City Limits No. 6, watercolor, California, architecture, building, Framed, blue
By Ferdinanda Florence
Located in Riverdale, NY
City Limits No 6 is an industrial watercolor painting on paper by California artist, Ferdinanda Florence. It is 10x7. It is framed to 15x12 with a white frame Ferdinanda Florenc...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Mendocino Village, California Original Watercolor by Gerald Gleeson c.1970
By Gerald Collins Gleeson
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mendocino Village, CA Watercolor by Gerald Gleeson Beautiful view oMendocino Village on the California Coast by listed Gerald Gleeson, c.1970. Original watercolor on paper. Signed...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

'Pacific Coastal Scene', Santa Cruz, California, National Watercolor Society
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Bill Fravel' (American, born 1947) and painted circa 1995. A lyrical coastal scene showing a view of Pacific breakers rolling over rocks towards a sandy beach a...
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1990s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

'Spinnakers at Sunset', California Watercolor Association, Pacific Grove Artist
By Lucille Marie Johnston
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, "Johnston" and dated 1981. Bearing exhibition label from 17th Pacific Grove Annual Watercolor Competition. A vibrant Modernist watercolor brimming with color an...
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1980s American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Russian River Landscape at Bohemian Grove, California
By William Matthews
Located in Soquel, CA
Beautiful watercolor of the Russian River at Bohemian Grove by William Matthews, (American, b-1949), 2002. Signed "William Matthews (indistinctly) lower left. Titled, signed, and dat...
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Early 2000s American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

'A Snow Covered Barn', Society of Watercolor Artists, Rural Winter, California
By Gladys Louise Bowman Fies
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An elegant winter landscape watercolor showing a view of an old wooden barn and outbuildings beside a frozen pond. Signed lower right 'Fies S.W.A.' for Gladys Louise Bowman Fies (Am...
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1960s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Horse Ranch, Northern California', CWS, Post-Impressionist landscape
By Lee Everett Blair
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A cabinet-size, watercolor landscape showing a view of horses grazing beside a red barn in a fenced pasture beneath cloudy blue skies. Signed lower right, 'Lee Blair', and dated 198...
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1980s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Colorful 20th Century Northern California Seascape in Watercolor on Paper
By Alysanne McGaffey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This late 20th century Northern California colorful seascape in watercolor on paper is by Bay Area artist Alysanne McGaffey (1931-2018). Born in Seattle, McGaffey moved to San Franci...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

'California Landscape', Modernist Woman Artist, WPA Painter, AIC, Carmel
By Patricia Stanley Cunningham
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An expansive, semi-abstracted landscape showing a view of figures in a hayfield and distant trees beneath blue skies. Signed lower left, 'Pat Cunningham' for Patricia Stanley Cunning...
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1970s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Gold Rush Town Columbia, California Landscape by Lillie Heebner
Located in Soquel, CA
Colorful figurative landscape watercolor painting of Columbia, California, showing two men in cowboy hats. By Lillie Eesther (Hillman) Heebner, a Monterey Bay area artist. Signed "L....
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1970s American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

California Coastal Watercolor
By Dale Laitinen
Located in Soquel, CA
Coastal watercolor by Dale Laitinen (American, 20th c.). Presented in a wood frame. Shipped without glass. Signed "Laitinen." Image size, 15"H x 22"L. Dale Laitinen has been paintin...
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1990s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

'Impressionist Landscape with Agave', Sequoia Art Group, California Plein Air
By Ralph Ledesma
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Ralph Ledesma' (American, 1910-1993) and painted circa 1950. An impressionist watercolor showing a view of a Southern California garden with palm trees and agav...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache, Board

'California Landscape', Royal Danish Academy, Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA
By Ejnar Hansen
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower left, "E Hansen" for Ejnar Hansen (American, 1884-1965) and dated 1936. Ejnar Hansen studied at Copenhagen's Royal Academy of Art before moving to the United States in ...
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1930s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Gouache, Laid Paper

'Moss Beach, Monterey, California', Pacific Coastal Landscape, ASL NYC, Benezit
By Elmer Wachtel
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An early-20th-century, landscape showing a view of the coastline at Moss Beach in Monterey County with slate-blue skies overhead and a view towards a stand of windswept Monterey Cypr...
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache, Paper, Watercolor

Malibu Pine Sea View, Limited Edition Cyanotype, California Landscape, Blueprint
By Kind of Cyan
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype. Stunning image of a breezy "Malibu Pine Sea View". Details: + Title: Malibu Pine Sea View + Year: 2019 + Edition Size: 50...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Photographic Film, Emulsion, Watercolor, C Print, Color, Lithograph, Mon...

'Southern California Landscape with Palm Trees', Sequoia Art Group, Redwood City
By Ralph Ledesma
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'R. Ledesma' for Ralph Ledesma (American, 1910-1993) and painted circa 1950. An Impressionist style watercolor showing a view of a Southern California garden wit...
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1950s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor, Gouache

California Coast
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "California Coast" 2003 Is a watercolor on paper by Filipino artist Ephraim Samson, b.1947. It is signed and dated at the lower right corner by the artist. The artwork s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • California Coast
  • California Coast
  • California Coast
  • California Coast
H 15.35 in. W 17 in. D 0.85 in.
'Modernist American Landscape', Merritt College, Oakland, Stanford, California,
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right in gouache, 'Herb Saylor' for Herbert Saylor (American, 1916-1991) and painted circa 1945. Art educator Herbert Saylor first studied art at the Albright Art Schoo...
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1940s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Sausalito, California
By Hilda Kider
Located in San Francisco, CA
This Artwork "Sausalito, California" c. 1975 is a watercolor on paper by San Francisco Bay Area artist Hilda Kider, 1921-2017. It is hand signed at the lower left corner by the artis...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • Sausalito, California
  • Sausalito, California
  • Sausalito, California
  • Sausalito, California
H 20.75 in. W 17.25 in. D 0.75 in.
California Coast
By Nadine Pizzo
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A vibrant coastal landscape showing a view of a jetty extending into the cove of a beachside town with a view to mountains beyond. Signed lower right, 'Nadine Pizzo' and painted ci...
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

California Coast
By Bart Perry
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Bart Perry (American, 1906-1992) Title: California Coast Year: c.1960 Medium: Watercolor Paper: Watercolor paper Image size: 19.25 x 25.75 inches paper size: 19.25 x 2...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • California Coast
  • California Coast
  • California Coast
  • California Coast
H 19.25 in. W 25.75 in. D 0.01 in.
Sausalito Waterfront, California
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Sausalito Waterfront, California" 2003 Is a watercolor on paper by Filipino artist Ephraim Samson, b.1947. It is signed and dated at the lower right corner by the artis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Mill Valley, California
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Mill Valley, California" 2003 Is a watercolor on paper by Filipino artist Ephraim Samson, b.1947. It is signed and dated at the lower right corner by the artist. The ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • Mill Valley, California
  • Mill Valley, California
  • Mill Valley, California
  • Mill Valley, California
H 15.35 in. W 17 in. D 0.85 in.
California Coastal Scene
By Lewis Suzuki
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Lewis Suzuki (Japanese/American, 1920/2016) Untitled: California Coastal Scene Year: Circa 1970 Medium: Watercolor on ArchesPaper Image and paper size: 22.5 x 15 inches ...
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1970s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Crescent Bridge, California
By Joseph Weisman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Crescent Bridge, California" c.1960 is a watercolor on paper by California artist Joseph Weisman, 1907-1994. It is hand signed at the lower left corner by the ar...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

California Forest Path
Located in Soquel, CA
Watercolor painting of a country road in San Rafael, California, circa 1880. Unsigned and unframed. Image, 17"H x 12"W
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Late 19th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

  • California Forest Path
  • California Forest Path
  • California Forest Path
  • California Forest Path
H 24 in. W 19 in. D .07 in.
California Beach Figural
By Margy Gates
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed lower right, 'Margy Gates' and painted circa 1975; additionally accompanied by artist statement. A California watercolor artist, Margy Gates holds a Masters Degree in Fine Ar...
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1970s Post-Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Northern California Harbor', Marin, San Francisco, California Woman artist
By Grace Abbett
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed verso 'Grace Abbott' (American, 20th century), a listed California artist, and painted circa 1960. A Modernist watercolor showing a panoramic view of fishing boats moored in ...
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1960s Expressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

1960s "Mountain Side" Watercolor Landscape California Gold Country Mid Century
Located in New York, NY
Thelma Corbin Moody AbEx Mountain Side c. 1960's Watercolor on Arches Paper 29.5" x 22", Unframed Thelma Corbin Moody (1908-1986) of Modesto, CA. This piece is signed and came from...
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Late 20th Century American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Old San Anselmo, California
By Muriel Backman
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Certification of Authenticity stamped verso; titled verso, 'San Anselmo' and dated 1956. Muriel Backman exhibited widely and with success from the 1930's through the 1950's, includi...
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

'Industrial Landscape in Blue', California, Marin Society of Artists, Nassau
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Initialed lower right, 'S.K.' for Stewart Kelley (American, 20th century) and painted circa 1990. Accompanied by exhibition label and old exhibition catalog. Titled on old backing, ...
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1990s Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

California Seascape with Gulls
Located in Houston, TX
Early 20th Century California Seascape done with watercolor and egg tempera on paper. Painting depicts seagulls over crashing waves. In a similar style to George Bickerstaff. Possibl...
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20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Egg Tempera, Watercolor

California Mission Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Watercolor of an old California mission. Signed lower right illegibly and dated 1940. Displayed in a brown wood frame with double matting. Shipped without glass. Image, 16.5"W x 22"L...
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1940s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

  • California Mission Landscape
  • California Mission Landscape
  • California Mission Landscape
  • California Mission Landscape
H 25 in. W 31 in. D 1 in.
Hanging on in Tracy, California
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork "Hanging on in Tracy, California" 2003 Is a watercolor on paper by Filipino artist Ephraim Samson, b.1947. It is signed and dated at the lower right corner by the artist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

California Coast with Cypress Tree
By Arnold A. Grossman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Arnold Grossman (American, 1923-2016) Title: California Coast with Cypress Year: c.1980 Medium: Watercolor Paper: Watercolor paper Size image: 16 x 18.75 inches paper: 16...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

'Coastal Breakers', Modernist California Seascape
By Arthur Irwin Riley
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
A fresh and dynamic watercolor showing a view of the eternal rendezvous of rocks and water on California's Northern Pacific coast. Signed lower right "Art Riley" for Arthur Irwin R...
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1960s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

"Silver Horizon" California Seascape in Gray, Gouache Painting, 2016
By Rob Delamater
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 2016 gouache on paper landscape with clouds entitled "Silver Horizon" is by San Francisco artist and Lost Art Salon co-owner Rob Delamater (b.1966). Delamater creates abstract c...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

The Old Trestle, San Rafael, California
By Arnold A. Grossman
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "The Old Trestle, San Rafael, California" 1986 is a watercolor on paper by noted California artist Arnold A. Grossman, 1923-2016. It is signed at the lower left c...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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California Landscape Watercolor Paintings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of california landscape watercolor paintings for sale on 1stDibs. Today, if you’re looking for Abstract editions of these works and are unable to find the perfect match for your home, our selection also includes Modern. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. California landscape watercolor paintings available on 1stDibs span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, brown, blue and more. Muriel Backman, Ferdinanda Florence, Sadie Van Patten Hall, Alysanne McGaffey and Arnold A. Grossman took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. Frequently made by artists working in paint, watercolour and paper, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years. If space is limited, there are small california landscape watercolor paintings measuring 0.1 across, while our inventory also includes pieces up to 41 inches across to better suit those in the market for large iterations.

How Much are California Landscape Watercolor Paintings?

Prices for pieces in our collection of california landscape watercolor paintings start at $185 and top out at $9,000 with the average selling for $850.

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