daily painting | headlands

I am privileged to visit the Marin Headlands, just north of the Golden Gate bridge, once a week from Aug-Nov as part of a program that follows the hawk migrations (in late Sept/early Oct sometimes they count 250 birds an hour flying over Hawk Hill). After a glorious banding day last week, the setting sun was hitting the hills and the WWII-vintage buildings just right so I stopped to snap a photo of the scene to paint. The funny part is, as I painted watercolors, over the weekend, of other local buildings along the Alameda estuary of the same vintage (used for shipbuilding/launching during the war) I realized the buildings all were painted the same pukey yellow color. I guess all the paint came from the same vat. [I haven’t posted quite as frequently as I’ve been caught up in banding hawks, birthday fun, and intense and all-consuming deeply personal healing adventures. Phew! More on that another day; I am bursting with gratitude to find that there is no limit to miraculous healing possibilities—emotional, mental, physical. At any age!]

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