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Killing Time

January 11, 2012

If you’ve been keeping up with us on Back Roads & Brushes, you know we’re temporarily parked at an RV service shop in Sherman, Texas.  I suppose “temporarily parked” is a bit redundant, since wherever we go from now on, we’ll be “temporarily parked”.  But at the moment, we are temporarily away from our regular temporary place.  In fact, we’re 80 miles away from it.  Confused?  Catch up on Back Roads & Brushes.

If we end up with one more full day here, I may break out the paint and easel, but I’ve been trying to stay ready to move the motorhome into or out of one of the service bays on short notice.  (We’re waiting for parts to come in.)

Above is the view out the dining table window, looking forward across a parking lot.  Not sure what’s on the front of these buildings, but the colors will be interesting to work with, primarily grays and red.

I broke out some 5×7 boards and a pencil, and did some preliminary sketches.  I love doing these little things.  Some of them get painted over, some become studies for paintings, and some get tossed (or erased, to save the board for future use).  They’re done very quickly.  In fact, I  spend more time scrolling through my reference photos and deciding on the proper crop than I do actually drawing.

So… here are a couple more done yesterday:

The images are poor because I shot them lying on the table next to the window.  But there’s a nice suggestion of lighting that might come into play if these turn into paintings.

Right now we’re doing what we seem to do the most of right now: staying inside and keeping warm.  The temperature dropped overnight, and it’s about 30 degrees with a 20 to 30 mile an hour wind.  Hemi is standing guard at the front, watching passing traffic out on the street, while we wait for parts to arrive for service on the motohome.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Margaret Quin permalink
    January 12, 2012 12:41 pm

    Good to hear from you! Enjoy reading about your adventure, and seeing your new drawings and paintings,
    Margaret Quin

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