Egret at Miller-Knox Park, Ink & watercolor 5x8"

Egret at Miller-Knox Park, Ink & watercolor 5×8″

Since my end-of-year wrap-up blog post remains unfinished, here are a couple of autumn sketches that were waiting patiently to be posted. I have a good excuse though: my new iMac arrived last week and since then I’ve been immersed in learning the Mac after over a decade on Windows PCs. I’ve been transferring files, talking to both Moron and Genius-level tech support, and installing and learning Mac versions of my applications.

Miller-Knox Park Autumn, ink & watercolor, 5x8"

Miller-Knox Park Autumn, ink & watercolor, 5×8″

I’m finding the Mac to be quite delightful in many ways and a bit confounding in others. But little by little I’m getting the hang of it… And..Oh Crud! right after I typed that I made some kind of wrong move and instantly I was popped out of the blog and into an endless loop of…

Computer: “Are you sure you want to leave this page?” I click: “Stay on page.” Computer: “Are you sure you want to leave this page?” over and over until I finally give up, say OK and click “Leave this page.” And of course nothing happens. Had to force quit and restart.

But Yay WordPress; it saved the draft! I wish I knew what I did so I don’t do it again. It has happened a bunch of times and I have no clue why.

It’s quite humbling going from being expert on the PC to being such a beginner that I couldn’t even figure out how to turn on the Mac (finally found the power button hidden behind the screen).

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Bay Area Parks, Ink and watercolor wash, Landscape, Life in general, Plein Air, Sketchbook Pages, Watercolor
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  1. I remember struggling to get used to my new Mac after many years with a PC… I think the hardest thing was simply accepting that things work (though Macs are certainly not without their issues). If you want to do something on a Mac, chances are it’ll be easier than you think. Enjoy : )

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  2. Nice watercolours.
    Good luck with your new toy.

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  3. I have never looked back after getting my Mac and predict you won’t either. It’s just the learning curve…..love those sketches and glad you posted them!

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  4. I like your painting of Miller Knox-Park. Good luck with your new Mac.

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  5. Your fall sketches have gorgeous color! Good luck with your mac— I LOVE mine! I have a pc at work and that was fun to learn after being brought up on macs. But, I’ll stick with a mac if given a choice.

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