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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Kodachrome, abstractly

"Kodachrome Day," 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Day two of the Doodlewash World Watercolor Month daily challenge has also become an abstract challenge. Today's subject prompt: "Sunny Sky."
Made me instantly think of one of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs, "Kodachrome," written by Simon.
As an old photographer, I loved Kodachrome, and even more as a photography professor, when they changed the lyrics in a concert to "everything looks better in black and white."
But their protest lyrics that prompted today's painting follow:
"They give us the nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Make you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah."
So here is today's abstract landscape reaction, 300 lb. d'Arches cold press paper.

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