Day 887 From the Overseas Highway  

On the last leg to Key West. Only 125 miles are so starting at Largo West and ending at Key West the southernmost point of the US. 

A sketch done on the sidewalk in front of the High Art Museum late one fall afternoon. The entire facade was in shade by the. Sad because it’s gorgeous gleaming in the bright noon day sun.  

I painted it later with Ted Nuttalls transparent water color palette. 

The High at noon. 

And the High in the late afternoon. 
The swooping facade made it hard to paint it white because it’s hard to tell what is what from anything but a pic taken at the same angle. And my photo was all in the shade. Who wants to see an all grey building?! 
I should draw it again. Oh well. 

Key West is looming but first a stop at Buzzards Roost for dinner and to stretch our legs. 
Margaret whose bottom is really tired. 

Day 888 Chickens Everywhere

In Key West.  I love drawing the chickens. Sometimes I follow them around and draw them but here because I am often either hot or tired or both I sit and watch them and draw them. These were drawn at the Key West Wildllife Rescue. A great place that saves birds not that chickens are endangered in. Key West. They are protected by Federal law and can’t be killed even if they are crowing right under your bedroom window.  

Courthouse chickens. A hot bed of chickens are the courthouse and the post office next door with an occasional sleeping homeless person on the side to draw. The whole chicken spread. Down with a big isabey mop.  One last handsome Fellow. No idea where I drew him. He’s gouache. He might even be a Gatlinburg chicken. 

Anyway hopefully we will get some sketching done today. Yesterday I was too tired from our trip and too busy to get a thing done.  


Margaret xoxoxo