No encounters with wild boar this time around, though companions sighted bobcat, flew with condors and were ransacked by a raccoon who decided to finish off the pumpkin and pecan pies.
On my way to Napa Valley I pulled over to sketch some sheep grazing by the side of the road. I think my drawings look more like cattle, pigs and horses than sheep.
A few days later I had the opportunity to improve my expression of small livestock when Susan and I walked down the road to the floppy-ear goats.
Both the sheep and the goats were surrounded by barbed wire fencing. There were no barriers between me and the sea lion sleeping happily beside me as I sketched beneath the cliffs on Sand Dollar Beach in Los Padres, south of Big Sur. Every now and then the sea lion would check to see how I was doing.
Sketches: drawn first in ink, followed by watercolor (sometimes) in a