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Choke Cherry

Yesterday’s #drawingdaily2020 challenge, was “childhood memory.” I remembered walking down the dusty lake road to pick the bitter berries of North Dakota: choke cherries. Their first flavor is bitter, but spit out the seeds and wait for that cherry sweet taste. A little sweet and bitter, a burst of berry moisture on a very hot summer day after a swim in the cold lake.

I searched for any photo online that could serve as a model, and I finally took a chance on Flickr. Sure enough, I found a public domain image by Alan Levine for a perfect model for my choke cherry painting, created with oil paint brush in ProCreate. I so appreciate the public domain license.

Model

2019/365/211 Choke Cherry Season is On

My pic:

030 DD Childhood Chokecherries

Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker

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