This is from Witty's Lagoon this morning. With plein air paintings stuff like sand and grass often get stuck int he paint. Today it was tiny mosquito-like bugs. They were very attracted to my paint. As you can see there are numerous little critters embedded in the wet paint. I tried to rescue them by gently trying to scoop them out with the tip of my palette knife. Sadly, my efforts were futile. Once the painting is dry I will be able to brush the loose parts of the insects off but the parts that are in the paint will stay for the life of the painting and beyond. sigh
Here's those Willows Beach Kids. They seem to be seriously building sand castles. I just love dramatic light. This is high noon and short shadows. But the backlighting really adds a sense of drama to the scene.
My favourite horse is always the one I'm patting right now. This is Molly. She's a gentle, affectionate, darling of a horse. I always stop to pat her when she's resting in the shade of the trees on Menzies Street. She comes right up onto the sidewalk when I approach her. (And I don't even give her treats...it's all friendship).
Isn't she a beauty!
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