Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas

Today's Date: 6-12-2022

The morning and the walk went well but slightly hot. We were on the trail by 0715 and so were several other friendly folks and pups. A few nice short howdys kept the walk really nice and friendly. We actually did not take any pictures today until later as you will see. The OFM does not recall where all we meandered in town today but we had a couple of hours hunting for inspiration for more paintings but no luck.

It did turn out to be a very good day of painting education. A very important realization was that we definitely need another water color pencil and colored pencil attempt. During all the latter half of the painting effort it became a strong possibility that the by far best system uses both water color and colored pencil for certain aspects of the painting effort.

We completed “SHOWING OFF “ just at supper time this evening. The result was quite a bit different than we thought it would be like. However the education in using the two mediums together in a single painting was very good and should be much better in the next attempt.

We hope everyone had a great weekend like we did. Tomorrow starts another wonderful week of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Whatever you did, it looks nice. Colors are vibrant and coverage looks good.
    I know it's Texas, but did you really say "Howdy" and do they answer back that way?

    Y'all come back now, ya hear?

    1. Using Howdy all the time is easier than remembering if it is morning afternoon or evening.

  2. I, for one, like the combination of the 2 together and think the effort is worth it. Glad you're not broiling too much. Linda

  3. Combining the Two Colour Systems not only was a way for having tooooo much fun but the end result is perfect.
    Stay Safe and Enjoy your pass time.

    It's about time.

  4. Now that is by far, your best effort. So interesting how vibrant the color combination is. Spectacular. That is a Mammallaria cactus I believe.