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Called this watermelon evening, when the heat begins to cool down,
with a beginning fire for a BBQ may give the
appearance that life is mellow, and everything is perfect.
But … appearances can fool! You may discover this
when you catch ’em in the evening when guards are down:)
Men talk? In our family these two do!
Don’t be fooled by her girly appearance. At her age
her shout is intimidating to even an adult,
when you touch her stuff!
No wonder, her real name means boomerang:)
In a nostalgic mood yet? The right moment to give you
an idea what is involved in painting a plein air
(in California, with lots of people around).
I refuse for people with poor boundaries
to interrupt what to paint, by standing
in the spot where they like to stand,
with “You are standing in my view.”
An evening where you tell how on that hot blistery
day in the crowd
you began to sketch Yosemite Falls with oil paint …
dots, lines, scratches …
How you didn’t get far, because a talk with some
French doing the tourististic
tour of San Francisco Yosemite Nat. Park, Grand Canon,
Los Vegas, and back.
Another conversation with a 13 year old with a hat
and a pretty big stick who wanted to become a painter
(save that for another time).
and a diversion of making a sketch
for a watercolor of Yosemite Falls …
The sketch was put on the easel at home, but
still could feel and imagine
the drops of spray of the waterfall in the sun
and how it painted the rocks a shiny wet black,
which asked for a different color combination
than my usual choice.
The conundrum how the left and the right of the waterfall
needed to be fitted in 11 (wide) x 14 (long) inch canvas.
Progressed slowly, but the moment came to put the
signature on there, and add to my small gallery
of plein airs at the entrance of my house.
and why it is back on the easel again,
because of that shadow in the bottom left corner
did not seem to be connected to anything!
Plein airs … you gotto love ’em!
But worth all this work, to have a reminder
how the waterfall roared and sprayed
making a hot day refreshing and cool.
Eventually the crowds of people and
lack of privacy will be forgotten.
Did you ever do something where your friends have said,
“I don’t know if that was worth the work?” But you did it anyway, because it gave you satisfaction to have done it.
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