Monday has flown by, but I wanted to get a quick post in before calling it a night. Jeez -- I'm really behind on several of the posts I wanted to do -- e.g. finishing up the Maryhill Museum, chickens, some other recently-finished paintings, etc. -- and I suspect I may not get to them all before heading out on vacation. But being short on time, it's all about the pictures and minimizing the writing at the moment. The more I type, the more obsessed I get with perfection -- mainly sleuthing out typos, which, for some reason, my brain has a really hard time picking up on after I've put them on the page.
So I will quickly share with you a recent and highly memorable weekend outing. I think it was two weekends ago actually that we headed up to Mt. Tabor bright and early on Saturday morning. The sun was already out and warming things up. I headed straight for this tulip tree at the top of the park:
And here are my tulip sketches ... just pencil and watercolor....
After I was on tulip overload, I headed over to a nearby Oregon Grape shrublette and attempted to capture the bright yellow flower clusters.
Soon I became much more interested in a tiny grasshopper I spied on one of the leaves. Seriously, he was about a quarter inch long. And no joke on the colors either:
A really great way to start the day. I was in a fabulous state of mind after some sunshine and sketching!
Yay -- I think this blog post was completed in record time for me! And I only proofread once!