Rain,Rain,and More Rain

Hi everyone,

Well lucky for me today, my afternoon appointment cancelled. By the way aside from painting, I run my own Executive Coaching Business alongside my husband. Anyway, I ended up free after lunch, sooooo…I decided to go buy some soft pastels and get a few of my smaller abstract pieces matted. I’m considering doing an Art show in November, so I’ll need my work to look professional. I’ve also recently discovered how helpful it is to use soft pastels to “fix” some of my watercolour “ooopses”. Yes I tend to go the muddy route because I over work my pieces or they can be a bit light or faded looking (I can’t seem to stop fiddling ugh! . Then, TADDA!!!! Pastels to the rescue. I pulled out a piece that looked washed out and my goodness that pastel just brightened it up. Sigh!!! It looks so much better.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. Went off track there. WhenIi got home, i got zoned out working on a piece then it started to rain….and rain… and rain..The airconditoning repair guys came to gas my ACs. Poor fellas, they left in flood like rain. And flood it did. My husband couldn’t come home because one of the rivers overflowed its banks and covered the main access road. So he turned back, went to our favourite place to relax and eat…Vie Le France and chilled until the water subsided. Of course my friends were posting flood pics on Whatsapp like seasoned news reporters.

But now its quiet as can be, as if rain never fell. This island just amazes me with the weather changes these days. OH! And the electricity went out for an hour or two but its back now. Ahhhhhh!!! Airconditioning again. This place can get pretty warm even at night. This brings me to a piece I did one weekend when the weather was a bit dismal and foggy. Yes I said foggy. I live in a valley that is surrounded by mountains so when it rains and the temperature drops it gets very misty in the mornings. It so lovely and cozy. I love it. The piece is called “Rainy Day in Santa Cruz”. It has a somber look but I hope you like it. Any feedback is welcomed. Don’t be too brutal though. Thanks.

Rainy Day in Santa Cruz


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