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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Forgotten stories

"Forgotten stories," 5 x 7 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press watercolor paper
I'm always drawn to abandoned farmhouse, barns, sheds, vacant windows. 
They fire my imagination, thinking about the stories that are now forgotten, the dreams that are lost. They always beckon to be photographed, to eventually be painted.
Today's #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt "Forgotten," cried out for a reaction, though I'm trying something new, prodded by a renowned watercolor artist's work and book I'm reading as part of my continuing DIY art school.  More on that later.
This abandoned farmhouse is out of my imagination, an experiment in two complementary (opposite) colors, blues and oranges and emphasizing the light. By the way, all the white is the paper.
Learned a bunch, and has a bunch of flaws, but I will do a version of this again. I can already tell how to make it better. 

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