My Spot

backlittree_watercolor_april15I’ve got a pet place in the field now – now that the grass has grown up and the ants are starting to make their colonies and it’s a bit of a gamble to just pick a place and sit. That, from experience, tends to get you itchy – either from bug bites or questionable plants. So I’ve settled in the same spot the past few outings – a little patch of dirt under a tree. Around 4 o’ clock it comes into shade and the way the sun shines through the leaves gives me plenty to look at and to paint. So far from my spot I’ve seen several skinks and Texas horned lizards, a sizable grass snake, spiders that range from the itsy-bitsy to the hohmygod-huge variety, ladybugs, butterflies, hummingbird moths, a family of some kind of falcons and a gang of territorial crows that likes to chase said falcons, and one very pensive rabbit. It’s a nice spot. I think you almost see more nature sitting in one place than roving around – It all comes to you.


2 thoughts on “My Spot

  1. Oh my goodness that looks like the perfect spot. I find trees so hard to paint and you’ve done a brilliant job here, wonderful sense of light and depth.

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