This was satisfying. The sun sets every day, but it was wonderful to take some time to really appreciate it, and pay attention to it.
Friday, November 27, 2020
It's hard to read the sun as it loses its edge. My eyes kept showing me a line through it, as if it was sinking behind a fence... It also looked strangely flat on top, for no apparent reason. Here you can see that it looks like it is penetrating the horizon line in a way that doesn't merely look reflective... Fun with optics!
There has been a TON of hard work in weeding and clearing trash that has blown or sunk or otherwise turned up along the Lake Merced Basin, and I admire the effort that went into it. (Below the bottom edge of this photo are garbage bags, part of an old row boat, and other debris...) It feels like this view of this particular grove is completely new.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
I like to draw with crayons. Grown-up crayons. Water soluble Swiss crayons. Sometimes touched up with watercolor pencils. (Also grown-up, and in this case also Swiss.)
I'm warming up to another project, one based on things representing reality, but this is RELAXING. I need to relax so much more than I do.
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Container ships really get going after they pass through the Golden Gate - it's remarkable what distance they cover when they go full speed... Also, they really should be covered with solar sails, shouldn't they? And maybe regular sails?
(Ocean Beach in the foreground; modern Cliff house at center right; Mt. Tamalpais' peak just left and above it, beyond the hills in between, spreading to the ship on the center left; a bit of Point Reyes' mountains in the front of the ship at left. The rocks between the boat and the Cliff House are Seal Rock(s), brought to you by the same creative minds who named the beach Ocean Beach. (Ha!) Given more observation, they might now prefer to call them Loud Gull Rocks.)