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Sunday, July 30, 2023

Connecticut River levee

 While my daughter and her entourage were selecting her wedding dress(!) I went out behind the shopping mall in search of something to sketch. Satellite imagery had shown that the mall backed up on the Connecticut River, separated by what appeared to be a strip of rough grass; on the ground this turned to be a very high levee, which is a good thing as the river has been running high and there has been a lot of flooding in the area. Anyway, I went ahead and did this watercolor of the levee and the line of darling violet flowers shining in the sun against the dark tree shadows.

Watercolor sketch of grassy levee sloping up to dark trees against a partly cloudy sky. Against the tree shadows, a line of violet flowers atop the levee shins in the sun. Bracken and brush appear in the foreground.