"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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

And where is your cabin?

The cabin, 5 by 7 watercolor, last light of day on the west wall.
In my imagination, I thought, when asked this years ago.
And today, after posting a black and white photo of the Clark cabin in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico, I knew. Friend Joyce Carney of Eakly/Hinton said she wanted a painting, any color.Thanks to Joyce for inspiring me to paint today.
It's hard to give color to concrete brick, so it became an adobe cabin, and while it's not good enough to give, it captures the spirits of my brother, my Dad and me.

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