Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I Exercise In Spite of Myself

"View of the Flower Farm"
8 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

I should have gone running. I have 13.1 reasons to keep my legs in fighting form, at least through this weekend, but instead....

I set off this morning for Mt. Pisgah arboretum without much of a plan in mind - I was on my own, and not being too familiar with this particular park, I wandered around for a while looking for a good spot. In a lazy effort to avoid any actual hiking, I investigated a puddle-ey bridal path, saw some cows, then more cows, no views. Finally I decided to just grab my gear and start climbing. All of the trails in this park seem to head in one direction: up.

 I couldn't have gone more than 3/4 of a mile before I found a spot that felt right, and got started.

After a while, my easel almost fell over - the ground randomly attempted to swallow one of the legs(?). I caught it in time, but got white paint on some stuff. Returning minerals to the earth from whence they came. Titanium, you're welcome.

After that adrenaline rush, I took a break. These awesome pink shoes are a pair of last year's runners - all worn out for pounding the pavement, but super comfy for standing around, and the colors make me happy.
 By noon I was hot, hungry, and happy with my work. Going down was so much easier than going up!


Sue Marrazzo said...

Cute post and nice work!

Debbie said...

Great job on the painting!!! ...and all before noon?!!! whew! you got your exercise in early, love your pink shoes too :-)

Karen Werner said...

Great post, and I love the graphic quality of your painting. Super color too.

Margaret S Milligan said...

This is so interesting, the weather looks so nice too, here in Scotland it is so cold...England getting all the warm weather and telling us at every opportunity on TV and radio! I love your easel - could we see a photo of it from different angles?