"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, April 1, 2012

Lessons from Charlie Russell

Coming soon on the blog, some of what I learned about watercolor from visiting the exhibition of Russell's watercolors at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Amazing trip, and reunion with my brother Jerry. We conquered cowtown's great food.
     Here's the big poster on the wall of the museum, Couldn't take pix inside the exhibit, but bought the book and took copious notes. Already tried some of what I studied in his paintings and works. Interesting, and much work to be done. And for the record, here are Clarks in Cowtown. and the first little quick sketch painting, a redo of the earlier windmill pix.

9 by 12 Lonesome country

1 comment:

  1. I love the Amon Carter museum, the Kimbell may be favorite of all time.

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