Saturday, August 23, 2008


Painted this Oak at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park today. My seven year old daughter was sitting in front of it, drawing with oil pastels on a pad in her lap. It was my intention to include her in the painting, but by the time I got around to her area, she had finished two and was getting pretty bored. So she ran around while I finished the foreground.

She went back to get her stuff and take it to the car when she saw a "big snake" and came running toward me screaming, and passed me right by. I had to yell at her to get her to stop. I looked but didn't see anything. I'm sure her high-pitched yodel-scream sent it scurrying for the nearest hole.


Anonymous said...

Bill- you really handle trees and greens so well. My two nemesis'.

Your daughter will have a great mentor and these trips will have a lasting imprint on her life.

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Bonnie. All the green around here has forced me to learn to differentiate between the colors and values. Looking forward to painting the fall trees.