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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Head in the clouds, and paint

Photo by Susan
We saw this beautiful thunderhead building west of Oklahoma City  this week. It just demands to be painted, if you've grown up on the Great Plains.
Or at least try to paint it, which is sort of my holiday weekend ordeal.
So far, two tries, and obviously from the flaws, more to come.
Here are the stages of the first one, and the completed larger second one. This deserves better. Time to start over. 












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