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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Storm play

"Storm a'coming," 5 x 7 watercolor, 300 lb. d'Arches 
Storm country...that's Oklahoma this summer, as the weather changes as the summer deepens.
Motivation to paint slows as the temperature and humidity rises after two days of rain, so you have to tell yourself, in desperation, "just have fun and play."
Going back through art books and web pages in part of my late-in-life do it yourself art school, I've found ideas, that jumble together.
The result is actually somewhat sloppy, but where there was blank paper and no painting earlier this afternoon, at least I played, meaning no rules, few expectations.

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