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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lonesome Road

Lonesome Road, 7 1/2 by 10 watercolor, 300 lb. d'Arches cold press pqper
"Look down, look down that lonesome road." Remember that song? That's whatI think about when I get in the wide open spaces on the Great Plains.
They make me happy...alone sometimes, but not lonesome. They speak of adventure around the next bend, over the horizon. Today's watercolor is inspired by the "Dry Cimarron Highway"  in northeast New Mexico, which turns to gravel in places. 
The photo I took west of the Oklahoma Panhandle is my Facebook cover photo, and is the idea behind it. I think I'm happiest with the quality of this painting of all I've done this month.
(Daily #worldwatercolorgroup January paint happy things challenge)

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