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Retiree enjoys the challenge of watercolor

September 20, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Bonnie Zelenak and Shirley Keller share a laugh as they paint with watercolors under the guidance of professional artist Chris Frederick (not pictured) while overlooking Stephens Lake during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Zelenak had always admired watercolor, so when she retired one year ago, she picked up the brush and started taking classes. "It was a real challenge at first, but when you see what Chris can do, it makes you want to try hard."

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