"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 metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunset storm at Chaco, 2




Watercolor

Sometimes, journalists and artists get too bogged down in reality. In the previous painting I painted rocks and sky well...but the painting had no emotion, depth, story, dynamic.

Today, I painted from within.

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