"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.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Art dreaming

These two paintings, watercolors, are souvenirs and more. The first, by Oklahoma artist Sam Sidders of Oklahoma, is of an old Studebacker. You can see a snapshot of one such vehicle in Marlow a few years ago that I took. I bought Sam's watercolor at the Edmond Art show, because my first car was a Stude, and  because I so admire the craft he used to paint it.
Studebaker, 11 by 14 watercolor
The other is a painting that susan bought in Charleston a couple of years ago. it so catches the south and light, but I love its transparency and use of white paper. Both provoke dreams of places and living. Wish I could paint like this.
Charleston windows, 10 by 14

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