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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Magic in the skies

"Windy Oklahoma Skies," 8 x 10 no-brush watercolor, 300 lb. d''Arches cold press
Need some magic? Cooped up, depressed and stressed by this pandemic pandemonium? 
One of the salves for my souls, medicine for my moods, is right outside the door.
When you grow up on the Great Plains, and live most of your life in Oklahoma, the ever-changing colors  of the skies are full of magic. 
No wonder as kids we'd look up at the clouds and see what shapes we could find. The wind, the  clouds, the light, the shadows--a continual drama for the imagination and mood.
Thus today's no-brush watercolor, part of a series on magic in the pandemic.

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