Yesterday my mate and I spent the morning preparing to march in our parade. My guy pulls together a local marching band every year. We are lined up and ready to march before 1:00 and away we go through a solid tunnel of people. Here is a 20 sec. video clip. It is rough and shaky as I took it with my phone, while marching and banging a drum.
We made it through that and the late, late night (it doesn't start to get really dark until after 10:00pm) firework show and general town craziness.
It has been good to rest today. In the meantime, I have been painting and drawing. I have painted at three of the four markets and am getting better each time. Here is a picture of the one before last in progress. I still have a ways to go.
|Painting at the Manzanita Famers Market
I have been out plein air painting as well. Here is a study of the south end of Short Sands beach.
|© 2015 R.L. Delight, South End Shorty Study, 9"x12", oil on canvas, plein air.
I know I have been a bit remiss at regular blogging. It has been a super busy summer so far. I will do better. It is easier to post at least once a week so things don't get stacked up and crammed all together like this. I also had to leave a lot out.
Until next week. Praying for rain,