No umbrellas were allowed this morning. The wind was very strong. Ellis was unhappy till we found a spot in the shade behind these two palm trees close to the building and far back from the sea. The scene in front of me was less than inspiring, but I scribbled it down anyway using a the few markers and a piece of white chalk I had squeezed into my fanny pack. Pastels would have served the weather conditions better. Watercolor was out of the question. Windy? Very. No umbrellas, no shade from the hot sun? Yes. Lightheaded from the constantly high humidity? You bet. But by sunset, it was the best kind of day--not for painting, but for being on holiday.
It began a little past sunrise with a Skyp chat with my inspiring blogging friend Sharon Wright. Then the sun did emerged from the gray and stayed bright all day long. Poolside, we ran into several friendly couples from New York, Philadelphia and Michigan and met folks we had met in past years from
Georgia and Virginia. We walked down to the shore to see the sea and feel the strength of its power. I found seashells along the way to add to my collection in a bowl on our deck table. It was all muy perfecto.
Also finished off the floral still life while drying off after being caught in the torrential downpour. And took a couple of interesting design oriented photographs:
SIX EIGHTEEN, DECEMBER 14th, 2013 SUNRISE? Looks like a repeat of yesterday. Travel light and be prepared to run for cover. No watercolors to the beach. It's going to be a marker day.