"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.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Watercolor spring

"Prairie spring," 9 by 12 watercolor, 140 # d'Arches
Spring bush 3 " by 3"
Spring is watercolor time it seems to me...colors and fluid life. These are studies based on hints and compositions from Ray Campbell Smith, the Brit artist. The third book of his I've bought arrived today, by "Royal Mail" from UK. I'm indebted to Ian McKendrick @WatercolourJrny for introducing me to his work.
Spring foliage, 4" by 3"

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