So. What happened shortly after I wrote last night's post, was that as I was taking the garbage out I saw a hot air balloon real close up, with the sun from the right angle and all. So I ran in after my camera, but found that the battery was totally dead. Charged it for two minutes, then ran out hunting the balloon.. in slippers. I don't come far before I see another balloon even closer, but it disappears down behind the trees some distance away before I get in range. The first balloon was a bit too far away, and I now had the sunset against me, but well.. here is what I got. (Click to enlarge).
Today I finished the painting, I think. You never know.
This is a horrible photo, wet paint, too bad lighting and the flash being too unflattering, but well, it's what I got. This is the first I have painted since christmas '04.
I wanted to make a white painting. I failed badly.
Woman in a park at night.
I think it maybe looks like she is growing out of the water, or standing in it. The painting is darker than it looks here, though.