Tailgate Painting: When I need to get a higher vantage point for painting,
the back bed of my pickup truck fits the bill perfectly.
It's been a long, hot summer in eastern Tennessee. I'm still acclimating to the hotter conditions in my new home state.
The good news is that I've been able to get out and explore my new surroundings more this summer. Our first months in Tennessee last summer were chock full of home repairs, home maintenance, and general home upgrades. Do you sense a theme?
Anyways, this summer things have been better and more sane. It's been good to get out of the confines of our home and to explore my surroundings a bit more. I still have a ton of Tennessee state parks to visit, but I've spent more time working in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as rural farm areas north of Knoxville.
When I go out into the countryside, I set a goal to get lost. I'm always intrigued by what may lie around the next bend in the road and I enjoy veering off of the beaten path to find places to paint. Shown above is a recent photo from an outing near New Market, Tennessee. The grasses along the roadside were over the height of my head, so I had to go with my "tailgate" painting set up on the back bed of my truck. I'm happy to have that option.
I look forward to sharing more with you on my "Get Lost" excursions. Stay tuned.