Absolutely Perrrrrr fect !!

“Academy Cliffs”
oil on canvas panel, 8″ x 10″
Omigawd! I came in from painting outdoors today in near perfect 80 degree weather with low humidity and a very teensy haze through which you could see 60 plus miles.
And we were in a little known place standing on the edge of a high bluff . . .80 to 100 feet high . . .right next to the beach . . . .now get THIS !!!! We were watching over a dozen pods of dolphins screaming thru the waves right next to the beach. Each pod had 6 to 10 dolphins . . .they were going crazy!! Then about 1/4 of mile out to sea, whales were breaching and spouting and flipping their big tails up in the air!! Pelicans were diving after fish and there were lots of gulls circling round to get the scraps from the pellies . . . . .It was a veritable circus!!!!

Normally, we don’t see dolphins because the water is consderably more cold here than in the southern states . . . .like Florida . . . .and the whales don’t usually appear until January . . .and they are generally further out to sea. But today, they were all cavorting and jumping out of the water and we were the only ones watching this show!

I guess that this really is paradise!! Today was perrrr fect !!!

7 thoughts on “Absolutely Perrrrrr fect !!”

  1. That sounds like one of those days that you are just happy to be alive in this world.

    You came home with a pretty good painting despite all of those distractions that could take your mind off of the painting every two minutes.

    I like the strong dark pulling you in too.

    Hope you are doing well Mike!

  2. Yup! Yer right, Holly!!! It was indeed magical. I am still spinning with the images.

    Looking into the sun, those trees were near black! Alizirin and Ult Blue mitigate the deathly mood of black. The dark values really set off the light in the foreground, doncha think? 😉

  3. Yo! Franko! Thanks for coming by, Bud. It has been a while, eh?

    Right about being alive . . .after the first 20 minutes yesterday, I was satisfied. It didn’t matter whether or not the painting worked out. I was sailin’ !

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