It may look "too much" ....but this is how it was tonight at sunset. Mother Nature brought out her own dazzling paint kit.
In the way of personal news...My best friend Sondra Rebalkin passed away unexpectedly last week. She hadn't been feeling well, but she was a very hardy person and she had always rebounded. Not this time.
The day after she died I did this little pencil drawing of her. When I finished it I smiled...somehow I had captured her. I'm sad, of course, but I am also keenly aware of how blessed I was to have her as my best pal for all these years. I never had a sister--but if I had... pretty sure she would have been just like Sondra.
------ ("Are we not two volumes of the same book"? ---John Steinbeck)
This one coffee shop where Dave and I wind up on our walks is also a gift shop. I grabbed this little red bird as part of my still life sketch. I was so beguiled by it, I wound up buying it. My plan is to paint it next. It just makes me smile.
Hoping you are all have great plans for the upcoming week. :)
Oh, here is the art that showed up to last week's art discussion: Alla Prima Portland
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Sunset, oil on 8x8 canvas panel