The K-car, in preparation for the upcoming road trip, received two new tires, a strut from the junkyard, spark plugs, windshield wipers and an oil change.  I had three hours to kill.

Behind Gibson’s Gym

It’s a short walk from Tony’s Auto to Gibson’s Gym.  An unusual headache made my workout too challenging, forcing me to retreat to the shade of a huge tree along the creek behind the gym.  I set up my fisherman’s stool and distracted myself from the pain by drawing.  It works almost every time.

sketchbook drawing: drawn first with fountain pen followed by Peerless Watercolor applied with waterbrush.

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An odd day.  The most focused moments were sketching in the car after working out at the gym.

View from the parking lot behind Gibson's Gym

Sorting through old work I decide that everything that doesn’t excite me goes into the dumpster.

The warm weather drove me outside to paint a bit in the afternoon.  I opted for watercolor over oil today.  All three paintings ended up in the trash.  Some days are like that.

Image: drawn first with fountain pen filled with mix of Noodler’s Red and Black inks, followed by color using Water brush and Peerless Watercolor Papers. I love the bleed of the ink into the green letters of the sign.