|3/19/13 watercolor, 140 lb. paper|
Driving home from my Jazzercise class, the car clock read 7:06 a.m. As I headed due east, the sky was a pale periwinkle streaked with pink. I stepped on the gas a little harder, knowing my time was short.
A few minutes later, I continued my aerobic workout by racing upstairs to our east-facing bedroom window, where the pink was already fading. I took a shower while my wash of paint for the sky was drying, and when I returned to the window, most of the color was gone. I finished the sketch with a silhouette of trees and ubiquitous utility poles on this last day of winter.