The rain is coming so I took sometime this afternoon to walk the skyline trail and then to sketch a beautiful view of Newport Fashion Island, a shopping center near the California coast. I could see the clouds forming as I was sketching and then when I started to paint they became darker and darker. I just love to watch nature happening.
I spent the morning working in my garden and getting ready for the rain that is coming to California. We haven't had measurable rain for a long time. Most of the world that is experiencing winter right now seems to be reporting extremes and I guess this will be like that too because the forecast is for rain, "not like we have seen since 95". I can't remember 1995. Can you? As I get older days become weeks and months fly by and the years flash by, one unrecognizable from another. These glasses say it all. I started to draw them when I came in to cool off but found that at some point I had to go get glasses to see what I was doing. My life is a blur just like the years.
On my walks with Ivy I found these leaves that caught the light from the morning sun. I could not help but pick them up and take them home to paint and then place on my kitchen window shelf to enjoy while I am washing dishes.
This is the way I want to spend every day for the rest of my life. Painting at Dana Point. The weather has been in the 70's+ F/26C. Warm, clear and soothing to the jangled nerves left over from the Holidays. I am trying to go to the beach everyday till that cold weather they have been forecasting comes in.
Why do key just turn up missing? They are there and then they are gone. I always put them in the same place and then they are gone and then they are back. I think it is pixies changing them into Kleenex or a pencil or something.
What were your New Years Resolutions? Mine is to paint and draw more. Sorry I didn't resolve the posting thing yet but I will work on that too. I spent the day sketching where ever I was and this one is an interior that is so peaceful and calm, perfect colors, comfortable furniture and soothing music.