By Friday, the general fatigue was catching up to me. I just couldn't get up early enough to do a pre-breakfast painting. Though I did get up in time for breakfast.
The pic above is Paul and Timon, eating their breakfast. It got pretty chilly in the night time, and before the sun reached our little camp area, we had to be dressed pretty warmly. As soon as the sun hit, though, it got very warm.
Here's Daniel painting in the camp area. I think he was painting the "kitchen".
Daniel, Jim, and Bob, relaxing after a hard days work.
Well I did four paintings on Tuesday, three on Wendsday, two on Thursday. I am trending down, I realized, and I resolved to do three on this day. Here's my first. I realized that I didn't have any paintings of "big views" yet, even though we were surrounded by them. I guess my interests were elsewhere. But since we are here, I just had to do one.
This painting also features a bit of blue. It is a running joke among my friends that I never use any blue, so here ya go, Paul. Granted it's only a tiny bit of the canvas but it's still blue, eh?
This is the little thumb. Nothing fancy.
Well the perfect Edgar Payne clouds started to get bigger and darker, and I smelled rain. I packed my things and hiked down to base camp, and shortly thereafter, we were hit with a downpour. So much for my goal of doing three paintings!
Rain came in fits so every time it let up, we became hopeful and set up. but then it would start dumping water on us so I quit. A few of us braved it, using umbrellas and what not to keep their work dry. I can't be bothered with such apparatus so I just sat under the tarp and drew Jim painting.
If it's not a thumbnail for a painting, my drawings in the sketchbook does get a little more involved.
Bill and Timon spent the rainy afternoon under the tarp playing chess. Is it happy hour yet?