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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A taste of happiness

A taste of happiness, watercolor, 5 by 7, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper
Oranges make me happy. Their look, their smell, their texture, their taste, their moisture. Even peeling them is an exercise in anticipation.
I take a couple of these little fellows with me when I go painting in the Current COOP Studio in Oklahoma City. They and an apple tided me over for lunch.
Yesterday was the first day in January I haven't painted something, so had to make that up today with two. This is the first, and it isn't great, certainly not as great as the oranges, but lessons are learned. 
(#Worldwatercolorgroup January paint happy things challenge.)

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