Summer Solstice and a Full Moon…can’t miss this.
Let’s see what’s happening on the Hill.
I pick a palette with orange for sunrise and tone the paper.
I want to paint before the sun, without artificial light. I am surprised by how difficult it is to see, surprise surprise no light, no see…What I learn is that, because I’ve been practicing in this spot with the same subject and I know where my colors are, I can do a lot without needing to see. Memory and habit kick in…this is fun!
But, if you are wondering what I’m looking at:
By 6 AM sunlight strikes and the dawn light fades. Time to pack up.
Time is running out for our bloom and fruit catch 2016. The few hours I have left to record are of course during the hottest parts of the day.
I am bombarded with the dangers of being outside but, can’t stop now.
It is 108′, not a cloud in the sky, a little humid.
I have the palo verde.
Actually quite nice.
The noontime light brings out the true colors of the crown.
Yellow is cheery and red-violet super sweet and delicious.
I tone yellow because I see it but also because I need an uplift. I have to pretend these cast shadows are not obstructing the drawing, like looking through bugs on the windshield. Selective seeing such as it is.
And that’s 1:30-3PM.
Here is a peak at the project coming along. I wanted to take it into the night but won’t have time…perhaps another separate project, too bad that moon will be gone.
It starts at 4:30 AM and changes every 90 minutes. Ends around 5:30-6PM. I’m missing 10:00 and 11:30 now, but will get those in pretty soon, before the fruits fall.
(I will) Never forget the Saguaro Bloom!