26 May 2013

33 on 33: Day Two

I was out by myself in the graveyard
I was doing an interpretive dance
When I felt something heavy and pointed
Strike me in the back of my neck
–TMBG, "Turn Around"

When I loosely mapped out the 33 stops for my 33 on 33 project, I just tried to space them out somewhat evenly, planning to choose the specific locations on the day, but I'm starting to get some vague ideas of my next stops as I drive back and forth each day. Yesterday's choice of the Murray Canal was obvious, since it was the westernmost end of Hwy 33 in PEC, but I noticed the Carrying Place Cemetery and made a mental note to check it out for a possible location for Day Two.

Great sign.

So, on my way out this morning, taking note of the scenery between the Murray Canal and Taft Road (general area of Day Three) just in case something else caught my interest, I stopped by and I wasn't disappointed. There was another cemetery close to the canal, but this one had lots of grave marker diversity:

Variety is also the spice of death.

The beauty of decay.

So I parked on the grass, did some sketches (below), chose a composition, set up my painting gear, and got to work. It was much warmer today and, although the wind was strong at times, it often sent me bursts of fragrance from the nearby the lilac bushes. I was also briefly visited by a bunny who was just passing through –too fast for me to take a picture. I finished just before 2PM, happy with the result. Day Two went well.

Early morning manual typo.

Lots of great obelisks in this cemetery.

And here's the painting.

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