5:20 pm: i ventured out to the creek today for the first time in a long time.it felt so good, i can't begin to tell you. i remembered why i'm making so many paintings based upon my experience of the creek; it simply feels like paradise! and today was an especially sweet day; no wind, perfect temperatue & humidity, and the light was amazing. not yet that harsh overhead summer light. rather, a soft yet sharp & crystal clear light that bathed the rocks, water & branches in a liquid glow.
i made 3 gouaches, stopping short, perhaps a little too short, of overworking them. lots of white space. if you make the image full screen & look in the lower right corner, you will see the exact time each one was painted.