Wednesday, May 04, 2016

When It's Too Hot To Paint


I stepped out on deck this morning to a blast of warm mist. It felt like a steam room. There wasn't a breath of air. The early morning sun was trying to break through the mist creating an erie orange glow. 


I sat down to enjoy my coffee despite the oppressive heat. My intentions were to have another painting marathon day. I chose once again to stay on board. I managed to do my first watercolor sketch. I was excited to capture the orange sky. 


The rest of the day was spent trying to stay cool. I read. I ate watermelon and drank lemonade. But it was too hot to paint! According to the weather it felt like 104. I agree.

Finally around 5:00 a breeze came up and I was able to find a table in the shade. I took out my sketchbook and added another Roatan watercolor sketch. 


Such is another day in the Western Caribbean!

2 comments:

Gayle said...

I don't do well in the heat either as I'm accustomed to Canadian Maritime weather. But despite your hot surroundings, you are doing some really COOL paintings! Enjoy your wonderful cruise!

Sheila said...

Love these, the skies, the greens. Luscious :)