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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer symbol

Summer symbol, 5" x 7" 
Day three of the Doodlewash World Watercolor Month daily challenge provided today's prompt: Picnic Food.
I am also challenging myself to attempt abstract images, and was stumped when I thought about what first came to mind--how to paint a hot dog that way.
But my Okieness took over, having lived in a portion of the state where watermelons are a staple crop and cold treat at picnic tables in the hot, humid summertime.
Today's painting is a semi-abstract vision of the patterns and colors in that delicious food, 140 lb. d'Arches cold press paper.
By the way, here are the other prompts for this month. You see my challenges ahead.


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  2. yes it is a symbol of summer in Europe, too


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