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summer of water . saturday 053114

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It’s been raining off and on today, so it was a good day to get out the paints. I’ve been really enjoying painting every day this summer so far. I thought I would share a few photos of the inspiration for today’s abstract sketching. This stump is from a HUGE pecan tree in the farmhouse backyard that was dying and needed to be taken down. Yesterday when we arrived at the farm, I snapped a few pictures of the symbiosis still happening even thought the tree is dead. Lichen? Fungi? Some of you knowledgable in botany/biology will have to let me know. I was just intrigued by the overlapping shapes growing so closely together.
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