daily painting | hotel berries

Spent a few days in a San Diego hotel a few weeks ago. In a courtyard outside the lobby there was kind of a tropical jungle of palms and plants with shiny dark leaves of an unknown variety. Peeking out of the leaves were cherry-sized red berries which seemed odd! A mystery to me but they were quite lovely, so I painted them. I wonder what they were. Happily I am home now. It was a strange and stressful time but there was also a gorgeous bougainvillea near the parking lot and what I think were colorful, beautiful Bullock’s orioles flitting around which were fun to watch. In sad times it feels wrong for birds to be so vibrant. But nature continues and I’m glad.

7″ x 10″ watercolor, pen on paper = $90