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).

Bay Area Parks, Ink and watercolor wash, Landscape, Life in general, Plein Air, Sketchbook Pages, Watercolor
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Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  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 : )

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

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

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

  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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