praising the way it all works, gazing upon the rest

mrak & king halls

Side one, track one of Moleskine #8. The eighth of my watercolour moleskines, that is (the ‘difficult eighth album’? Do I get a Greatest Hits, or just a ‘Best Of’? They’re all ‘Live’ albums; maybe this should be the ‘White Moleskine’, but such a thing doesn’t exist, yet; better get on that, moleskine). Either way, this is the fifth annual drawing from this very spot of an ever-changing view, Mrak Hall at UC Davis sketched from Putah Creek, with the now finally complete King Hall extension blocking the view.

Today is the longest day of the year, and certainly the hottest so far – we measured 106 degrees at one point driving home. Scorching weather and Davis go hand in hand. While sketching, I listened to the new Art Brut album, ‘Brilliant! Tragic!’. I didn’t find it quite as brilliant as their previous albums, but I loved the song ‘Sealand’.

Anyhow, because this is an evolving view, here are the previous years, for comparison:

2010:
mrak & king halls

2009:
mrak hall... with the law school ruining the view

2008:
mrak hall

2007:
mrak, seen from the creek

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2 thoughts on “praising the way it all works, gazing upon the rest

  1. Rob Carey says:

    These are all great, Pete, and I can now feel the heat with you, as I’m in California central valley. I’m just not used to sketching in such intense heat, but you keep right at it.

    • pete scully says:

      ah, back in the valley! I saw your sketches with gabi in seattle, bet that was fun. Yep, the heat is on here alright, we were out again sketching in it today. Windy too so it’s extra dry – my brushes hate watercolouring at the moment!

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