|Stone Wall Amid the Meadows|
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
|Six Boats and a House That Floats - Phase One|
|Six Boats and a House That Float|
Sunday, June 18, 2017
|Hull Harbor Overlook - Stage One|
|Hull Harbor Overlook - Stage Two|
Painters drew lottery numbers which corresponded to several scenic locations on the World's End map. I picked two numbers, leading to the discovery of a deer gathering spot along the shore. How did I know that? Well after trekking down a steep grassy slope, following a very narrow deer-sized opening in the tall grass, I came to a flat spot where the grass was freshly flattened, as if something had been lying there.
|Rocky Outcropping - World's End|
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
|Soaring at Sunset|
Saturday, June 3, 2017
|Marshside Birdbath - Stage One|
Last fall I found this old birdbath at an estate sale. It was in fairly good condition and just needed a coat of black spray paint to spruce it up. Well it is a big hit with my feathered friends - not only for frequent sips of water but for the activity its name suggests. The two house finches featured in this painting have a nest in a shrub on my back deck, and are currently working on hatching five dime sized eggs. They seem to swoop to the birdbath all day, although they always defer to larger starlings.
|Marshside Birdbath - Stage Two|
It was the end of May and the late afternoon sun had a hazy brightness when I started this painting. Although it has been raw and damp, this was my kind of day, 65 degrees, not too sunny, and breezy. The sweet old-fashioned shape of the birdbath caught my eye so rather than packing up for an elaborate paint out, I just set up in the backyard and enjoyed the view.