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Forgotten

We see abandoned duck blinds all over the Chesapeake Bay. It seems that there is at least one in every cove where we have anchored. Even new, they are deliberately shaggy and camouflaged, but they quickly deteriorate in the sun and storms. Although we have lived here for nine years, we have never seen anyone in this blind, which is across the creek from my studio. I thought that this was a fitting subject for today’s World Watercolor Month prompt of “Forgotten.” For purchase information, click here.

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“Green”

The World Watercolor Month prompt for today is green, so I have painted some unripe peaches. Even though most of this painting is green in hue, I was focused on the peaches. Number 14 of my “Thirty-one Paintings in 31 Days for $31 each.”

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Twisted Tendrils

With “Twisted” as today’s challenge prompt from World Watercolor Month, I went searching the plant world and finally found a neighbor’s grapes with the tendrils holding on to nearby vines, the fence, and other plants.

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Learning to Sail

Do you remember going to camp as a child? Camp Letts, on the Rhode River, has had many activities for students in previous years. One of those activities was sailing dinghies. We would see the students going back and forth from the camp dock to this little island as we were on our way to…

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Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans are the state flower for Maryland, and I was admiring them in the center median of the highway earlier as I was driving. And as today’s World Watercolor Month prompt is round, I decided to paint some since the flower shape is a circle of petals with a round center. These are from my stepmother’s garden, where they and their siblings bloom in a golden patch by the street. What is the state flower where you live? Is it one of your favorites?

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“Fast”

I had several ideas for this prompt (Day 10 of World Watercolor Month), but I discarded several because they just weren’t things that I wanted to paint today. My convoluted thinking led me to clothes being color fast, and dyes not bleeding, and a slogan I’ve heard about the American Flag, whose “colors don’t run.” This was painted from a photo I took at a parade in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Fruit Stand

Miss Plum’s farm stand has delicious baked goods and fresh produce. Sometimes they have fresh flowers, too. This local stand is open several afternoons a week in the summer and it is always a treat to go and see what delicious ingredients I can get for our supper. The World Watercolor Month prompt for today is “Fruit” and I had to paint this, my current favorite of local fruit vendors. It amuses me that Miss Plum is a chicken! Another painting in my series “Thirty-one Paintings in 31 Days for $31 each” For purchase information, click here.

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Pumpkin Patch

The World Watercolor Month prompt for today is “Fall.” How would you interpret this idea? We can fall off a horse, we can fall in our fortune, we can trip and fall down; prices can fall, leaves can fall, our countenance can fall. Fall is also a synonym for autumn, when leaves and temperatures fall…

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Sailing Free

July is World Watercolor Month, with painting prompts and giveaways, and a celebration of all things watercolor. Today’s prompt is “Free” so I decided to paint a sailboat (using free energy, and with a land of the free “flag” on its sail).

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Emerald Pools Trail

In Zion National Park, there is a beautiful set of hiking trails, the Emerald Pools Trails. The Lower Trail is an easy hike and wanders down into a cavern. The path leads one under the stream, which falls over the lip of a cliff above and into a pool.  The mist is cooling and sparkles in the sun.  I was mesmerized by the sunlight shining through the water and also making the the rock wall glow. This painting was done in response to the World Watercolor Month prompt: Flow.

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