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Monday, July 20, 2020

Rocking and rolling

"Rocking and rolling," 3 1/2 x 5  watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
Today's #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt pushed my imagination, and then my art.
At first all I could think of was a worm, dangling from a fish hook, which didn't sound two appetizing, nor fun to paint for that matter.
Then I thought of the dance, The Twist," which led me to carefree, teenage memories of rock and roll and dancing with a girlfriend.
So this painting is out of my imagination, from long ago, based on a quick sketch this morning, and done hurriedly, one brush, and pretty small. But it was fun trying to capture the gyrations of those wild times.
Use your imagination. I did.

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