This sketch is from late January. No thanks to the Kincade fire, the family ranch had been charred black for weeks, then we had our first rain and they magically turned a brilliant shade of green. I did my best to capture it.
Interesting side note, because the fires burned back all the grass it exposed a bunch of petrified wood in the area where I’m standing.
Avoiding C19, people and our iPads, my boys and I escaped the house for a hike up Ring Mountain. It was a lovely day so I started a painting of neighboring Mt. Tam but by the end of an hour the kids had lost their patience and water so I was forced to make a premature retreat to the car. Back in quarantine, I continued to clean up the painting a bit while they continued their adventuring in Minecraft.
I made one last lunchtime painting before Lucasfilm sent everybody home because of C19. It’s of one of the officer houses across the street from work. I cut through this yard on the way to Cafe RX nearly every week day. It has these beautiful trees. I’m sure to do more paintings here, it’s just a lovely space and has great light.
A thick misty drizzle started to fall over the Persidio today at lunch. It was nice to have a little rain after such a long dry spell. I set up my easel under a big old oak and huddled under my umbrella just behind the post office parking lot. This is looking north towards the old military hospital.
Fun fact this corner is also a well fought over Pokemon go gym