Day 6: Extreme Heat Challenge!

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redgum-2nd-wash

 

Hi all, the temperature in Sydney reached 45.5° centigrade today, darned hot!

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redgum02-2nd-wash

First thing this morning I shut all the windows, doors & curtains and settled in for the duration…  I could never have imagined this before I moved to Sydney, as a teenager in the UK I was a sun worshipper. A hot day was (& I suppose still is for most in England) something to cherish and bask in! Over here it’s just too much these days.

At 5pm it was still pushing 40 °c and I hadn’t done anything… facing defeat I did sit for half an hour and play, but the paint was drying really fast. Anyway, I put a 2nd wash on both Red Gum practice pieces, hopefully one more coat will see a result, good or bad! I’m trying to reserve judgement but let me know what you think.