I'm having a hard time getting started today. I had to make out a long, convoluted order for Dick Blick's for art supplies: tons of water soluble pencils and graphite pencils coming my way.
This is my starting point on this piece today, which is, by the way, a view of the hills from Tumbleweed Cottage on Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.
The hills are done at last. I scraped off the sky because it was just too cartoony vivid. I like this better but it still needs something. Hopefully I'll get this piece completed tomorrow.
The wind is just howling outside, when it does this, I always think of Laura Ingles in "The Long Winter". I feel a little guilty for being inside a snuggly, warm house, but I'll take it.