Tuesday, 6 August 2019

What a beautiful morning! As I stepped onto the veranda, the scent of the promise of rain heavy in the air. The crickets were loudly chirping, the birds calling. It was a pleasant morning to telework, sitting on the veranda enjoying nature and plugging along on my latest project…which I finished three days ahead of schedule… something to say about working in nature!

Wish I could say the same for my painting. It was a struggle tonight. I was blank. No ideas. I rested my head on my arm on the table, beside the white blank sheet and waited. Then I knew I just had to pick a colour and go with it…see what would come.

I trusted and followed my gut. I wanted pink, like a soft sunrise. Then purple mountains. But I always paint mountains…so what? How about a reflection…don’t forget the birds…

Watercolour painting landscape mountains reflecting in water at sunrise
218/365 Painting of the day, 6 August 2019 © WQuinn

And the lovely rain and thunderstorm that rolled through this afternoon:

Landscape backyard lawn trees and river in rain
218/365 Photo of the day, 6 August 2019 © WQuinn