I hiked up to the lake to try and find some redwoods. My sister says I don’t paint redwoods enough. My usual excuse it that they are so big I can’t find a decent composition. The only way to paint redwoods site size is to be really far away. I went to the lake with the idea that I could use the water to put some distance between me and them. I’m glad I went, Its so satisfying to see the lake full again. Lots of water.
Standing across the street from MarinHealth Medical Center looking west just before sunset.
New Years morning 2022.
Quick painting of the boy while he is coding on the computer. 15min or so.
Misty rain this afternoon up on the hill above Larkspur.
Here is another sketchbook. I guess this one documents season 2 of the great covid pandemic. Less drawings at home, more figure drawing and on location doodles, but still lots and lots of face masks. As an aside, I was reading A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway and Valley of the Moon by Jack London during this time and their influence is found throughout.
I was in Alexander Valley this morning because I was told there was snow on the mountains yesterday. Alas, no no more snow. Perhaps on the higher peaks but they were veiled behind dense clouds. A little disappointed I parked over by the corner of Hassett Lane and Lytton Station Rd to paint the soggy wet vineyards. This is the view looking East towards Pine Flat.
The rain stopped, the sun came out and there was a beautiful sunset over by the estuary in Corte Madera Marsh Marine Sate Park. I was chasing the sun there at the end. I had to walk back to the car in the dark.
It’s raining pretty good outside so the boys curled up in my bed and started building in their realm. Rudie broke his foot the other day so I expect there to be a lot of these virtual adventures for the next month or two.
There were some great clouds yesterday over by Marin General Hospital. This is the view looking north across the street from the Bay Club parking lot.