Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sand Storm Coming

The wind has increased over the last four days from a gentle but persistent breeze to a steady awning-ripper. Needless to say, the wind carries lots of sand, churning the sky into a murky billowing threat to eyes, nose, and throat. Still, it makes a good subject for a painting.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How to tell you've been in the studio too long

Sometimes I spend entirely too much time in my studio. When I was at home, I could rely on subtle hints from my family to let me know. That, and occasionally I would pass out from lack of food. Here though, I have only my cats to let me know that it's time to get out and do something else for a change. They do this by sliding their paws under the door and waving at me.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Drive Faster!!!

Here's something you don't see in your mirror every day - unless you drive the "Follow Me" truck at an airport, that is.

We're hard at work here at the embassy, getting ready for President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia. Today I was working at one of the local airports, helping bring in aircraft carrying the personnel and equipment that arrive in advance of the President. I caught a ride in the truck that guides aircraft to their parking spots, and I snapped this shot in the mirror.