Notes From My Residency Journal
I was back at Fair Oaks this morning after missing the last Sunday due to the holiday. It is getting too hot now to enjoy painting on location, so I am painting upstairs in the studio through September, going out after lunch to explore without my paints. As long as I am driving around, the bugs don't bother me, but if I stop for any length of time they attack. I'm always very happy painting in the studio at Fair Oaks, so I don't really mind at all. Here is A Tour of the Studio at Fair Oaks
This scene is one I really like, from field one crossing over into Collins Field. The golf cart and tractors often leave subtle paths through the fields, making interesting patterns in the tall grasses of summer.
Lunch was really tasty today, lasagna, a nice green salad, garlic bread, and peach pie with whipped cream. No complaints here!! Bradley is become quite accomplished at managing the kitchen. One of the great things about Fair Oaks is that the college boys take turns doing the cooking. They learn valuable skills including cooking, washing up, organizing the equipment, and setting a proper table. This is a great opportunity for them.
After a chance to pet Buddy and Shane, my two canine friends, I spent an hour or so doing some recon around the fields. They are getting soft and mushy with the frequent rain, so I was very cautious and timid about driving and exploring. I have learned the hard way that carts get stuck very easily. I was in no mood to walk back to the house in this heat, so I headed for home to beat the afternoon rain.
Another visit to paradise!!!