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Begonias with Noble

Yesterday Noble, Ina and I went down to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to see the Andrew Wyeth 100th birth year exhibition. Me for the third time. It was inspiring and intimidating.

Today, Noble came over to finish an acrylic painting she started yesterday afternoon. I set her up on the patio then decided to join her. I'm pretty sure that had she not come by, I wouldn't have pulled out my new watercolors (gift from Ina), and spent whatever interval standing out there in front of an easel, next to my daughter, trying to do something worthy of the paper and paint it took to produce an image. So here, an impression of a pot of begonias.

For the record, I've given up on trying to be like Andrew Wyeth. Or Winslow Homer. Or John Singer Sargent. I'm just trying to be whoever I'm supposed to be. I won't give up on that.

watercolor on paper, 24" x 18"

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