Notes From My Residency Journal
Just before sunset
Looking toward Horseshoe Beach
This morning I started my day with bacon and eggs for breakfast. I took my coffee out on the porch to enjoy the boats passing by.
I decided to start my first painting around 9 AM. No rush as I am on no schedule. The morning was lovely and I enjoyed doing this palm.
Oil on canvas
After the painting, I took my first stroll of the day around the perimeter of the island. For lunch I made tuna salad and dipped it up with potato chips. Yummy.
After a bit of time, reading my Travis McGee novel, I got busy with this second painting of the day.
Oil on panel
I love this view from the east end of the boardwalk toward other barrier islands distant. As I painted, the front began to move in, turning the weather cooler and overcast with a nippy wind. I moved to the porch to continue the painting.
After I finished, I took another walk and now it is chilly and dark. I don't think I will get to watch the red ball fall into the sea tonight, but last night it was spectacular. That is one of the big highlights of a day at Bird Island. The sun looks huge and scarlet red as it quickly dips into the sea.
Another wonderful day at Bird Island, thanks to the Nelms family.