|Work in Progress - acrylic on canvas|
Every few hours I go downstairs to let Xena, my White Shepherd out for a break...and its like being hit with a big wet, hot sponge! Like a wall of heat and moisture starts to seep its way into the house as soon as I open the door. Can't think of any other way to explain it.
For those of you that have never lived or experienced a hot and humid climate...you could never imagine what its like. It zaps the energy from you and leaves you weak and fatigued. I always compare it to being submerged in a fish tank...and I feel like I should be swimming as I gasp for air.
I think of those poor souls south of us, with the power outages, that are experiencing this heat without respite. I am so thankful for the airconditioning!
Above painting is coming along.There are 5 California Bighorn Sheep in the painting, total. Acrylic on canvas. Trying to keep is loose and impressionistic. Sometimes its difficult and I want to get into the details...especially with wildlife works, but this one I am using a larger paintbrush and keeping lines and shapes more simplified. At the same time, I am trying to create depth using overlapping of subjects and darker foliage in the front. This is going to be a challenge.
I have been itching to get outside to do some plein air painting! Its just too darn hot! And no...I am not complaining, not in the least bit! I am just nursing my sunburn and sore joints, from weeding the garden the other day.
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