What do you see from your bedroom?
I opened the curtains this morning, quite early on a beautiful day as the sun was rising behind the umbrella, and the box hedges behind. I could hear just the sounds of the day waking up. Suddenly I wanted to draw this little snippet of a view, even though I was still in bed.
Right then. Before anything got in the way I was off to get my sketch book and the teeny paint set I keep in my handbag, made my cup of tea, and got a small glass of water – the last two to sit on the bedside table – and hopefully not drink the wrong one.
I don’t normally get a chance to paint in bed, but I should explain. Milton is away on business so I’ve got a couple of delicious days indulging myself. Not that I don’t anyway!!! I could have got him to hold the water jar while he dozed, had he been here.
It was after a few meditative moments that I began to draw. Starting with the umbrella and working down, hoping to quickly get the proportions right. We have our outdoor table next to the old rock wall, and the sun was just brightening up the edge of the table, and the back of the bright pink pots along the wall. I scribbled down the sounds I could hear, to keep me in the moment.
Now later in the day the sounds are more intent. More a general buzz, unlike the clear little sounds of first thing. And yes, I have corrected the date.
Had to grab my sketch gear fast when happened to look to the horizon and see the biggest ship ever to come to Sydney.
It was unbelievable. I mean we get cruise ships all the time and I give them a glance, but none of them pass the horizon line like this one.
Then the Manly ferry was coming into view – usually the biggest ship around. Not today. Queen Mary 2 reigns.