"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, January 3, 2015

Oklahoma January

Oklahoma January, 11 by 14 watercolor
I took a black and white photo of this old abandoned Oklahoma farmstead a long time ago, in Jefferson County. It can be bleak here when the sun doesn't shine, as the whole country turns gray, and what sparse color there is fades, making landscapes even more bleak.

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