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Saturday, August 31, 2019

After the storm

Today's practice, "After the storm," 8 x 10 watercolor, 300 lb. d'Arches cold press paper.
Spirits, and colors, lift when a storm passes, as it did yesterday.
Clouds still crowd the sky, but the sun, and light, and therefore color seem more intense, especially as the days wane and wavelengths grow longer.
It's time to get outside, drink in the vibrant smells, and watch the skies as moisture, contrasts and change explode in color.
Today's practice, playing with color combinations and applications. Not for sale.
Composition  inspired by the work of talented artist Stephen Rooney of Northern Ireland.

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