Decided it would be cool to do a Plein air of a peregrine falcon’s eyrie “near” me. Packed up and realized “Huh, it’s farther than I’d remembered”. Got to a place with a view. But there was a trail that got closer! So I decided to lug my gear along it. And then the trail kind of disappeared. But wait, it kiiinda seems to be a sorta trail going up that 45 degree slope. Shouldn’t be too bad. Ugh. Okay,it’s kinda bad. But just a bit more ...
That was my right calf. Okayyyy, can I get down? Let’s try. (SLIP!) Snap! (Again).
Hmmm, that’s not good. Can I slowly slide/slip on my butt to the bottom? I can?! Oh, what joy.
Yay, now I need to go up again. Is that seven foot broken off branch up for being a crutch? It is? Yay!
And so on and so forth. Happily, while waiting for the ranger and his bumpy rescue-mobile, I was at least able to finish a pencil sketch of the falcon’s home. From the same vantage point I’d passed so many minutes before. Total win!
And the next day ... just now. Sitting down to paint instead of standing. Ugh. Not used to that. But this scene is gonna get painted, broken calf notwithstanding! (Hey, I'm kinda notwithstanding too!_
Decided this morning to do a plein air painting and half towards downtown thought "Hey, why am I not painting my local mountain - Mount Diablo?" I know that mountain intimately well, having cycled up it to the tune of 2 million feet of vertical climb. Forgive me but I didn't cycle - I took my car this time.
Or is it lemonaide? Or lemonaid? So many questions.
Anyway, here's a practice collection of pigments. Purely made up image to try some effects. Nothing too fancy and certainly not ready for prime time. But ready for a Crow's Prose post? Sure, it's up for that.
Or ARE you one of those exalted few? Well then, here's the Tshirt for you! (or them!)
Supposed to be power outages for 800,000 peeps in CA today. And apparently 500,000 have already felt it. But the lights were supposed to go off at 8 PM where I live and so far, well, I'm still able to make posts ...
There's nothing like the mindset of an engineer. "Just the fact ma'am, just the facts."
And, for those who appreciate the good things in life, my new Tshirt has gone up that correctly identifies the proper priorities in life:
Today's the day the masking came off. Combination of masking tape and liquid frisket had been applied to preserve the white of the paper as I put down the sky and background. Now it's time to paint the carnival and the kid who wants in!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.