|Morning Coffee with Pastels|
It was a delightfully sunny morning on the deck with my pastels. Then the clouds came in and brought the rain.
Our plans to go swimming with the kids while their parents were at the NASCAR race got changed to watching every Jaws movie ever made. The monotony of a multitude of teenagers screaming and getting eaten by the thirty five foot mechanical beast was broken when Uncle Steve came by with Brutus who was delighted to have young children fawn over him. I was delighted that they whacked him out long enough for me to take a a relatively decent photo.
The dog is really sweet. How could anybody abandon such a beauty? There must have been an economic
catastrophe where he was sacrificed for the welfare of the family. He might be my first dog portrait. There's money to be made in them there hills. People love portraits of grandchildren and pets.
Painting with pastels was sweet too. Plenty of spontaneity. I think I prefer them to watercolors for small works. They suit my temperament...My grandson just sat down at the piano and played the chords from the Jaws theme!
He has never played the piano before. When he couldn't figure out what came next, he moved on to play a series of chords: major, minor, diminished, augmented. (Follow the link if curious about what those terms mean). He then chose one and started to make up the melody with his right hand. Erin shouted," JD shut up!" I didn't say a word. keyboard for the holidays was what I was thinking.