|11/20/13 Copic Multiliner SP pen, Kuretake brush pen, watercolor, Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook|
Our outdoor digital thermometer read 39 degrees as I pulled on my down jacket and headed for Green Lake on this beautifully sunny afternoon. I knew it would be chilly, but we haven’t had sunshine for several weeks now, and I’ve been craving a hit of vitamin D.
Painting my favorite stand of maples exhibiting particularly uneven and peculiar tree pattern baldness, I lasted all of 22 minutes. My hands were numb, even with fingerless gloves on. I retreated to my car parked nearby to spend another 10 minutes finishing up. Then I hurried home for a cup of hot tea.