Friday, July 14, 2006
July 14 - Lily Rock in Idyllwild
Today's painting is a 15 x 30 ACRYLIC (about time I went back to them, ehh?) of a monolith rock in Strawberry Valley, called Lily Rock, in the mountain community of Idyllwild. Idyllwild sits at 6200 feet, is cool when its over 100 down here, and a favorite place to go to enjoy the pines and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This painting is going to the gallery up there, and will be delivered tomorrow, Saturday, along with three others. Idyllwild is not in the fire zone, but is across the Palm Springs/desert pass from the 62,000 acre blaze in the San Gorgonio wilderness--that's headed to Big Bear. Tomorrow it is supposed to reach a record high of 110 degrees Fahrenheit down here. What a challenge for the firefighters. Blech. However, most of the central and western United States is under heat wave as well, I hear, so I'd best do no complaining! This one will only be for sale through the gallery in Idyllwild.
The beach was nice yesterday, now to the other extreme--the mountains! No matter, either place is cooler than around here!