daily painting | front yard

While in San Diego visiting family, I was without wheels one day so I decided to walk to the grocery store for supplies for the family shindig. This delightful aloe (I think?) was in the neighbor’s front yard, against a pinkish stucco wall. It was so compact and solid and had the best leaf shapes and gray-green-blues. I took a photo and worked from that today now that I’m home. The mystery of the soothing effect of painting was especially welcome today as I am pinging around with emotion after seeing my dear sister who has cancer, and visiting my granddaughter in Sacramento over the weekend and her adorable little ones. I am all over the place emotionally, but I’m buckled in. So many reminders these past weeks of how much I love and appreciate my family tree with its varied branches. They are indeed sturdy.

8″ x 10″ watercolor, pen on paper = $100