daily painting | bay trail blooms

Out by Wind River along the Bay Trail in Alameda are hedges that bloom profusely with white and pink flowers; these look kind of like roses but maybe are poppies. Dunno. So prolific, these flowers are! So I snapped a few pics to paint at home. Did this quick one yesterday, which was a balm and soothed as I grieve the passing of a beloved neighbor who died unexpectedly and suddenly last weekend; I will write more about that in another post. So much sadness and loss to wade through in these terrible times — yet I am hopeful still, for flowers still bloom, the birds chow down at my bird feeder (along with the fat marina squirrel and an occasional wharf rat), Venus charms me in the evening Western sky from my deck, bald eagle nestlings fledge from Washington nests, the cottonwood trees send their seeded messengers out into the wind (like fluffy snowflakes!), art calls to me to paint, and I’m still here. And so are you.

7″ x 7″ watercolor, pen on paper = $60