daily painting | nancy’s courtyard

Yesterday John’s boots; today his wife Nancy’s courtyard. It’s very San Diego — stucco, succulents, beautiful outdoor living. And the paint dries really fast! I’ve been so comfortable here in Nancy’s casita (this scene is just out my door) where I slop watercolors around (and occasionally get a result I like), spend time with family, enjoy dinner conversations with my host, swim in the lovely and calming pool, and count the bats that come out at dusk. Yes, bats! They are so cool! I love them. Last night only a few, the night before, 14. I swam one late evening and a bat flitted around my head for a second. It was magic. Not Halloween-scary at all. I will miss all of this when I return, but also will be happy to be back on my Lily Pad. Wish me well as I cautiously get on another airplane tomorrow, wearing my hazmat suit.

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