January 2011 - Quail Hollow 4pm
Quail Hollow - 3pm January 2011
I waited until the very last day of January - until 3.30pm to be exact - before getting myself down to do my Monthly Painting Challenge for January. Nothing like the last minute to get it done. The fact that I had committed on-line to getting this done gave me the motivation to head out when I would rather have sat in my garden with a cup of tea!
Living in this part of California, we have been blessed with wonderful almost Spring-like weather most of January. The darling Quail Hollow Pond was alive with water birds - early Spring pairing up activity I suspect.
The sun was right in my face as I looked at the familiar scene - backlit mountain causing a glare on the water. This was very challenging - but as I waited with my painting easel set up and my canvas calling to me I started to see the possibilities that this strange lighting presented. Out of my comfort zone on so many levels, I got to work (play)and then, as always happens, started to have FUN. The abstract quality of the image that the difficult lighting presented got my juices flowing. Yes, this monthly meditation thing is working!
I finished up just as the light disappeared - early sunset these days. Now I can't wait for next month to see what that will bring. Cheers