|"Free Spirit," 5 x 7 watercolor 140 lb Farbriano Artistico|
"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding watercolor, metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
|"50 Shades of Gray," 9 x 12 watercolor, 140 lb. d'Arches cold press paper|
Today's ever-changing unsettled skies prompted this attempt. For me, it's an adventure in mixing grays--so many ways and tones possible with just a few colors--trying to match some of the tones I see in our clouds, and knowing, somewhere there's a sky like that.
I'm always trying to figure out ways and colors to obtain some of those wonderful grays. There are about eight different colors used here, and none of them are labeled "Gray." That tube of paint seems dull to what I see overhead.
Friday, August 10, 2018
|"Patriarch of the Prairie," 5 x 7 today's watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico cold press|