Shapes in the Shadows


‘Quiet’ is the latest theme for #WorldWatercolorMonth, and I was transported to a view of a river at night. Obviously, the Moon was quite bright, otherwise visibility would have been a little poor. Even the water flows with a serene gentleness at night, helping all the forest dwellers to sleep soundly. In the silvery light, strange shadows can be seen, but surely they’re from the realms of the imagination.

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Sunrise or Sunset?

July is here, and so are two new blogging challenges.

Becky is back with her new Squares challenge, the theme this time around is Perspectives; and Charlie is back with his WorldWatercolorMonth challenge of 31 watercolours in 31 days.

I know that I will not be able to contribute to either challenge every day in July, but will do so whenever I can.

The rules for both challenges are simple: For Becky’s, the main photo in the post has to be square and feature some kind of perspective. For Charlie’s, just paint, paint, paint – in watercolour!

I’ve combined both challenges for this post. I painted a sunrise or sunset (you decide!) and included the paintbrush!

Links to both challenges are below, if you’d like to have a go at taking part in either, or both!

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Shattered Light

The light may appear shattered, darkness strangling all that is good. Shadows etched with fear and uncertainty. But fear not! Nothing will shatter the light. The light disperses into a rainbow of bright colours, diminishing the darkness causing it to lose its icy grip. The light shines through. The darkness is only there to illuminate the light, and the light will continue to shine when the darkness is long gone. So yes, the future is bright. The outlook good. Keep the hope, spread the light!