Field Notes

Egyptian Beauty

The full-color model is made up of more than 6 million triangular polygons — 2D shapes that are the building blocks of a 3D digital object. (Image: © Cosmo Wenman, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) See the video at the end of this field notes and the article by the Smithsonian regarding this 2019 release of digital… Read More Egyptian Beauty

Field Notes

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton? exhibit at Casa Romantica highlights an Orange County pioneer’s history. As the matriarch of Moulton Ranch, she oversaw this nearly 22,000 acres operation. It was comprised of sheep, cattle, and agricultural enterprises. Nellie was an en plein air artist and philanthropist. She studied art with Southern Californian masters such as… Read More Who Was Nellie Gail Moulton?

Field Notes, History

Rosie the Riveter

Women served in World War II in the home front. Rosie The Riveter Trust – National Park is dedicated to preserving these memories. We recommend to view oral histories. Visit to learn more and view online materials. Betty Reid Soskin, 98, worked in Richmond’s shipyard during the war and shares her memories with… Read More Rosie the Riveter

Art, Field Notes

Mission San Juan Capistrano “En Plein Air”

Mission San Juan Capistrano continues to educate via their online resources. Visit their Digital Resource Center for Distance Learning at Home. View “En Plein Air” virtual exhibit from the comfort of your home. “California impressionists were influenced from a French style of painting called ‘en plein air’ which literally translates as ‘open air.’ The term… Read More Mission San Juan Capistrano “En Plein Air”

Art, Field Notes

Mary Cassatt

1] Mother And Child In A Boat, Mary Cassatt,1892. 2] Young Mother Sewing, Mary Cassatt,1900. 3] Children Playing on the Beach, Mary Cassatt,1884. Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you enjoy the picturesque paintings of motherhood created by #MaryCassatt. In 1877. “Edgar Degas invited her to join the group of independent artists later known as the Impressionists. The… Read More Mary Cassatt