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Friday, January 2, 2015

Oklahoma New Year's ice

Oklahoma ice, 9 by 12 watercolor
This was supposed to happen today here, and didn't, though the skies are gray and wet, thankfully above freezing. But south and west of here in Oklahoma and Texas, people aren't so fortunate. I painted this perhaps a year ago, and of course it hasn't sold--who wants a reminder of this kind of weather? Still, this was an important painting for me--minimalist, impressionistic, and lots of free brushwork and imagination liberated from inside my controlling nature. Happy New Year.

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