Rain, rain, go or stay, it makes no difference to me if I go out to play, or stay in and paint. It's vacation times like this, I love having the gift. Although, hotel management may object? I tend to throw myself into it and leave hints around that I was doing more in my room than reading--like wash cloths spotted with veridian and red splatters. The swipe that really got me worried I had left a permanent impression was on the table. At first the warm ash colored wood looked like the green had seeped in permanently, but soap added to the damp cloth did the trick. I was also glad that Ellis was napping. He frowns on splattering paint.
Rain clouds really have us socked in, but it's still better here than home. Rain is very beautiful. It saturates colors and adds so much drama.
While I photographed the rainy streets and the fogged out bay, Ellis attempted to make cappuccino with the hotel's fancy coffee maker. He had his doubts. Last night, he got nothing but multiple cups of frothed milk that kept on coming and didn't stop till Moses came to his rescue.
We did manage to squeeze in a swim and some beach time. I thought I'd record it with a photo of the two of us. While holding a smile, I was telling Ellis under my breath to smile into the lense on the top margin of the iPad screen while touching the large dot on the sIde of the screen. He eventually got it.
ADDENDUM: Today's sunrise doesn't look too promising either, but the stormy skies are very enticing.
With iPad there are a series of filters. I used the transfer one here. It adds an eeriness to the photo that suits the tumultuous cloud formation. THESE WERE TAKEN AT 6:08 AM
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