Pastel, 9" x 12"
2 May 2010
One thing I love about my property is the deep back yard. Until I have to mow it with my rotary push mower.
It's a great work out until about the last quarter when I often feel like I'll pass out or have a heart attack. On Friday, I could not let the chore go because rain was predicted all weekend and I'd never be able to mow if the grass grew any higher. So I forced myself to finish the job.
And rain it did. Record breaking, emergency rescue, highway closing flood rain.
Through it all, I thanked my lucky stars that my house is on high ground and that I dug a good french drain in front of my studio. At the end of this very wet weekend, primed for scribbling, I found a pad of pastel paper, set out boxes of pastels and enjoyed my well watered, relatively newly mown lawn.
See older watercolors of my backyard at Landscape into Art and drawings, too.
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