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Monday, August 27, 2018

Exploring the universe

"Aurora," 9 x 12, watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistiico cold press
Abstract art increasingly attracts my attention, but I don't seem to be able to think or feel that way very often. I suppose that's because there's too much journalist and type A in my personality.
"Big Brother is Watching," 5 x 7
But every once in a while, when I'm stuck, things happen, perhaps out of desperation, or of just a need to play, to explore possibilities.
I want to be able to do more than just paint pretty pictures. 
Yesterday's watercolors are the result, the large one a creation of nature's nighttime palette.
The small one an unintended big eye, perhaps a reflection of this country's slide toward fascism and dictatorship?

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