Monday, February 1, 2016
These were sketched on Jan 15. Today, we returned to the same spot for our fourth visit. We still had 12 egrets .... but they were farther off on a higher part of the pasture. I confess, my husband and I both fell asleep waiting for the marvelous birds to come closer. I don't get much sketching done with my eyelids closed!.... but it felt delicious. Just image the milky sun keeping the car warm, the window cracked open just far enough to hear far off crows, occasional croaks from the egrets, and robins nearby.
By the time the egrets finally came near, the clouds had also come in to .... so no photographing or sketching today.
For those of you who are interested, these were lightly penciled first, then inked, erased -- very quick. Finally I add the watercolor, some in the car and some at home since I ran out of time.