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Thursday, July 9, 2020

A taste of color

"The Taste of Color," 5 x 7 no-brush watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
The more I read, the more I study, the more I paint, the less I know.
I finished rereading Austin Kleon's "Keep Going," (10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad) this week. Here is another book that chose me at the right time as his tips prod me to keep going in this pandemic of biologic, racists and tRump viruses sapping our spirits and mental health.
There are times when I need to be prodded into writing and especially painting, until I get under way and just play, experiment, try. 
So it was today with #WorldWatercolorMonth's daily prod of "Fruit." Other obligations consumed most of the day, and afternoons are not kind to me energy. 
But I'd had the day to stew on the subject, first thinking about trying a Cezanne technique.
Then I thought about even more impressionistic, not quiet pointillism, to get to the nature and light of delicious fruit.
So here you have another no-brush (all sponges), watercolor.

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