The Dark Watchers
The Dark Watchers
Through thickets of poison to a cliff in the wind beneath dark skies, they followed. Not with their bodies, just with their eyes. They call them Dark Watchers, and stories of them in these hills go back generations. If you see them and try to approach one, they vanish into the landscape. I wish I could do that sometimes too, just stand and watch and observe the landscape as I paint it, and as soon as someone sees me and wants to come chat and get-all-up-in-my-business-wanting-to-know-if-I-make-a-living-doing-this-stuff-as-if-that-somehow-has-any-bearing-on their-ability-to-appreciate-what-I-am-doing-right-there-before-their-eyes, then poof, I vanish back into the earth from whence I came. That would be beautiful. When I grow up I want to be a Dark Watcher. And just maybe I will.
SKU: N/A Categories: 1-2 Miles, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, Anthropological Hazards, Artwork, Artwork Notes, Artwork Notes | Backstories, Artwork Timeline, Big Sur 2020, Biological Hazards, Botanical Hazards, Central California, Free Range Road Trips, Geological Hazards, Had to Sleep in My Van, High Grass- Tick Country!, Hiking, Hiking Terrain, Landscapes, Logistics, Lots of Poison Oak!, Medium, Method, Miles Hiked, Monterey, Off Trail Wilderness Tromping, Painted in Stupid Strong Wind that I had No Business Trying to Paint In, Plein Air, Sketchy Human Interactions, Steep or Unstable Cliffs, Subject, The California Coast, Threatening to Rain, Ticks Observed on Skin or Clothing, Travel, Weather Tags: COAST CHAPARRAL, DARK AND MOODY, LOOKING BACK TOWARD LAND, LOOKING DOWN FROM STEEP CLIFFS, OUT OF DARKNESS, ROCKS, SHAPE: HORIZONTAL, THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED
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