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Saturday, July 18, 2020

"But soft. What light ....?"

"But soft," 5 x 7 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
If I'd have thought of those lines from Romeo and Juliet earlier, I'd have painted a window, but alas.
I also thought of the line from the Gospel song, "Whispering Hope": "Soft as the voice of an angel...."
But soft light is ideal for watercolor, and given today's @WorldWatercolorMonth prompt of "Soft," i had several options.
Most of which I'm probably not skilled enough to attempt...a baby's bottom, a lover's caress, the list goes on.
Then for some reason, I thought about freshly laundered sheets and towels, hanging from a clothes line, brushed by the afternoon breeze and warmed by the summer sun. Dryers are convenient, and easier, but for you have to add fabric softener, and then, so mechanical.
Remember when? I do.  Soft indeed.

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