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Sunday, January 5, 2020

A new year, or some old ones

Birthday Card to Self, 5 1/2 by 8 140 lb. cold press paper
First painting of the new year celebrates a new year, or some old ones--birthday thoughts inspired this--a birthday card to myself.
If you don't get the significance, think about it. Hint, it would probably help if you were from Iowa.
There's another clue in my original birthday card ( announcement) drawn by my Dad, long ago, pictured below. It's tattered, and I'll frame it this year. By the way, that's a B-24 Liberator engine from Consolidated Aircraft in Fort Worth where Dad worked as a draftsman, and a familiar saying from those WWII pilots returning from missions.
I've spent the morning musing, gain observations and writing about past and present and certainly future, thus even this painting. Palette: Quin gold, aureolin, yellow orange, and a little royal blue.


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