“A gentle sea breeze, a quiet spot on a cliff right next to the beach, a partly cloudy day, some chickadee songs, may be some food on the side, and an empty canvas and paints to go crazy with – that is the dream. I can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend a day especially with an approaching (well almost here) winter, an endless list of deadlines and so little time to indulge in any of my hobbies – summer and painting seem like a distant dream” 🙂
I found this lady working on her masterpiece on the Pamet river valley trail in Cape Cod, MA in September this year. (I am sure she must be done with the painting by now)
She said she typically spent only a few hours each day on the painting because she wanted to get the shadows and the lighting right. Though that does seem like a lot of work, I think if I was doing that, I would be as relaxed as I can be.
Though I wondered, why didn’t she simply take a picture on the “right” time of the day and that way she could finish her painting in a day or two. But then again, if you are doing this to relax, with no deadline to meet, and no where to be, why not take it slow and relish each and every stroke as you go. That is the dream – one day some day….
Below is a pic of the view she was painting. Go ahead scroll (back/up) and you will see… 🙂
(Photos clicked on the way to the old cranberry boghouse on the Pamet area trail system, Truro, MA)
In response to the weekly photo challenge : Relax