As I sit here writing this post, I can here the long-awaited rains hitting the roof above me. Today felt like the coming of fall. Yesterday was in the 90’s and today’s high was barely 70, with low flying cloud cover. I washed off my horse’s rain sheet and winter blanket in the heat of the day and set them in the sun to dry. Truth is, I should have done that in the spring when I brought them home, but you know how that goes. At least I did it before today’s cooler wetter weather set in. It has been a busy few days with a quick trip to see our son who travelled to Purdue for business. Four hours of driving for a three hour visit, but well worth it.
I did manage to sneak into the studio for a few hours today. I didn’t have the time to lay out a new architectural so far this week, so I decided that since I hadn’t done any new aceos in quite a while, I would spend the limited time available doing a few. I wanted to try a few abstract compositions and the other backgrounds seemed to lend themselves to a floral motif. These watercolor blanks had a lot of orange and yellow ocher in them and were interesting to work with. Many of the previous pieces were more red and green in tone. I may do a few more this week and then list some in my store on Etsy.
And here is the photo 0f the oddly colored deer that I promised a few posts back. They are actually that white. I’m thinking it must be some coat/skin condition. Even the more normally colored ones had splotches of white on them. I hope it clears up before winter and is not an indication of some more serious health issue. And, as you can see, the buck is getting quite a set of antlers. I’d like to find those in the spring. Wouldn’t you?