"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons 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 27, 2015

Redbud Impressions

Eastern Redbud, 6 by 8 watercolor
Hey, we don't have mountains here, but Eastern Oklahoma does, and besides, I can dream. It's a difficult tree to paint because you can't get all the colors or blooms or leaves, so you go for an impression. Here's another attempt at capturing the beauty of our state tree, the Eastern Redbud, with a few Indian Paintbrush, the state flower, starting to bloom.

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