"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, July 24, 2011

Great Plains skyscraper--watercolor

10 by 22, 300 pound d'Arches paper
I'm fascinated by these boiling towers of cumulus in the afternoon heat--an infinity of shapes and shades and colors, changing second by second...they're alive, adding vertical texture to a horizontal world

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