Sunday, January 24, 2010


gouache 3x5 1/2"

Friday was the sunniest day I can remember in a long time. And the first time I've painted outside the house this year. I drove down to the beach at about 2 and painted this from the car ....the Beartrack Mountains. I took a long walk on the beach and took lots of pictures of trees and the sky as the sun set and disappeared behind Chichikof Island at about 4 in a blaze of color.

Some years in the past I've been able to paint outside in January.... not this year. Maybe its just that I'm more susceptible to the cold (age can do that) but for the last month, just getting to the car has required walking on ice, and except for the paved one, most roads and paths have been sheets of ice.

With the days getting longer (about 8 hours now) I'm vowing to get out more. The snow is gone in a lot of places and hopefully we it won't get really, really cold.

Hard to believe how fast time flies. In a little over a month, we will be heading for Florida.


Sandy said...

Glorious to see as I sit in torrential rains today.

Mary Anne Cary said...

Love the colors in this, glad you got to go outside! I am looking forward to Florida too, but nervous leaving the house for that long! (My husband is only coming for 2 weeks though!)

Debbie Drechsler said...

Carol, I'm so glad you were finally able to do some outdoor painting! What a lovely view and you've captured it so beautifully. I hope you get to do more work outdoors.

Carole Baker said...

Thank you all. I really didn't do the scene justice, but it was so enjoyable to do.

Sandy, Weather sure can get one down... and up.

Mary Anne, It is always a hassle leaving here in the winter because of the cold. We've had house sitters in the past because we had cats, but now we just drain everything and take the house plants to friends, and hope there's not another foot of snow on the roofs.

Debbie, There were a couple of more fairly nice days. I wish I could have gone out but had other commitments. Now its snowing.