Golf That Didn’t Happen

9/28/15  (Monday) in Manteca, CA (Turtle Beach Resort -TT)

John left early (6:30) for golf. I got up eventually, enjoying all the lovely quiet (no TV), then after my routine I got busy cleaning house with nice music in the background. I got a message from John-he was headed back, around 9. Hmm. The story: when he arrived he explained that the place was crowded with people getting ready for a tournament. He thought coming early would eliminate crowds. So much for some plans. He got some practice in on the driving range and was assured there would be no crowds tomorrow. He watched his morning TV shows, then we had lunch.

Our afternoon was quiet again: I worked on more images for watercolor and John watched TV. Catch a pattern here? We took a different walk around the campground, then John stopped at the coach to watch Jeopardy and I walked our path again. We enjoyed “Dancing With The Stars” at the end of our day.

sunset 9-28


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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