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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Autumn on the horizon

"Autumn of our years," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
Autumn...so close, so welcome.
Yet the heat and humidity of Oklahoma continues to baste us every day.
Still, autumn will be welcome, even though it makes no sense to want days and seasons to speed up.
"Autumn of your years" sounds so trite, until you think about missing the moments of now for fewer moments ahead.
Are we not like an aging barn, weathering away, as the seasons change, as leaves change from green to colors and then die on the next wind?
Under pressure to paint, as time creeps by--Today's watercolor, another experiment, a lesson in do-it-yourself art, with thoughts of autumns.

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