Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Swan River Boating
Today it was humid but painting on the Swan River was fine with the small breeze. I took my market umbrella for shade. No one from my art group showed up for our weekly plein air event. The green growies along the river are a very yellow green. The tide must be high since there was no bank or shore line to see. I had only two visitors while painting; a jogger who commented on my painting and a policeman. He pulled up with his police car in full battle dress with all the lights flashing. I was on the sidewalk with my easel and umbrella. He asked if I was leaving as he had a complaint that I was blocking the sidewalk. I told him that only one person had come by in the past couple of hours and that was the jogger. Well, he said those are the kind that complain. He then circled back again with all lights ablaze and wanted to be sure that I was leaving. Too many police with little to do in this summer town.