"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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring on the Great Plains--watercolor

9 by 12, 140 pound d'Arches paper
Rain this morning and then it cleared out with a strong south wind, temperature soaring to almost 70, and the spring-like clouds puffed up like gigantic heads of cauliflower. Yes it snowed Monday. Spring in Oklahoma?

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