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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Peace in the Valley

"Peace in the Valley," 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press, 8 x 10, matted for 11 x 14
Experiments and failures lead to for adventures. 
So it is with today's watercolor, a flipped version of yesterday's experiment. I'm thankful many liked it, but I kept seeing flaw after flaw...lessons.
The difference is more than a flipped version. It's not on as good a watercolor paper, but still worth trying. And it's only 8 x 10, but...better.
That helps give me peace, and I thought of the old Gospel song as a title today. Seems appropriate also, with all the turmoil and hatred  and fear and danger in this country and the world. 
I'd just like a peaceful little valley. Oh, the blue cast on the white mat is from taking the photo outside under the sky.

"There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There's be no sadness, so sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see
there will be peace in the valley for me, for me."

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