"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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


9 by 12 watercolor, 140 pound d'Arches paper
How do you paint heat, I asked this week...maybe this comes close...a dried up Oklahoma riverbed, distant thunderhead, the country shriveling under the dust and sun

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