When I started drawing the sky was blue and the air filled with the barking of hundreds of California sea lions and a few low rumbles coming from Stellar's sea lions. It hasn't rained for two months so the rocks are frosted with a summer's worth of bird droppings. Most of the sea lions were hauled out on a beach in front of a larger rock .... but I really didn't want to try drawing that many critters, so I picked a small rock with two Stellars and six cormorants.
I had my drawing inked and ready to add watercolor when suddenly the fog rolled in. All too soon my little island was totally erased. I could still hear all the birds and sea lions, but couldn't see even a suggestion of any rocks..... so I added the paint at home.