We’ve had days and days of dark, gloomy weather. I’d wanted to go painting, but would talk myself out of it. Who wants to buy dark, depressing winter paintings? But today I woke up in a wild & spunky mood. I was going out painting (dammit!) and if it’s dark and nasty, then I’ll make dark and nasty paintings! Part of the reason I was in such a good mood was that I was finally able to put on shoes and socks for the first time in about 2 months! I’d fallen and broken my kneecap and couldn’t bend my leg. I’d been schlepping around in bedroom slippers until now. So I’m basically pretty full of piss & vinegar these days.
We’d had a little snow, but last night most of it melted. Which is kind of good, I think. It left a few interesting blobs of snow. I saw inside my truck to paint and it was a good thing: several rain squalls rolled through. Here’s what it looks like when I’m painting inside the truck:
I celebrated painting a “good” one with a cup of coffee and a peanut butter sandwich, then drove around a little while and found an interesting trail that ran off Kidder Road.
I loved the patches of melting snow on this path! Maybe sometime I’ll be daring (or foolhardy?) and drive up that path to see where it goes. Anyway, here’s my setup: