Current Work in Progress
A couple of months ago, Jeanne (my wife), our daughter Dianna and her husband, Matt headed to Scotland for a two week drive through the countryside. We began in London then after two days, rented a car, and began our drive north. The first adventure was trying to figure out how to drive on the left side of the road. Fortunately Matt did all the driving. Jeanne was anxious to visit the homeland of her ancestry - the small hamlet of Kirtomy on the edge (literally) of the North Sea. From there we did a large loop all the way back to London. We saw some incredible country, did some hiking, met many wonderful people, ate some pretty good food, and were blessed with fantastic weather. The locals told us that it was the best weather they’ve had for five years.
In preparation for our trip I did some small watercolor studies inspired by British artist David Curtis. WOW he is one incredible watercolorist. I took hundreds of pictures in the hopes of doing some original watercolors of my own in the months to come. It’s going to be a tough stretch for this old cowboy artist to try to do some landscapes, but I’m prepared to try, fail, try again, a probably fail again – but it’ll be a great exercise in patience and a lesson in humility. Here are some of the pictures that have caught my interest. Which one do you think I should try first?