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Monday, September 7, 2020

September Country

"September Sunset," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
You can almost feel it, with autumn only a couple of weeks away. 
In the northern latitudes or the mountains, it's already here. But where ever, you can see the light changing, hear the leaves cluttering, see the seed time ripening.
Ray Bradbury wrote a book called October Country, and as I watched the season change, I thought there is also a September Country.
There's metaphor there too, especially as you age. Every day is shorter, every sunset is more valuable. 
Today's quick watercolor took me on that journey.   I find it interesting that I'm painting more and more in orange, the complementary of my favorite blues. Not sure why, but orange is also a color of September.

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