"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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Redbud in bloom

Oklahoma Spring--5" by 8" watercolor
Its blooms stand out like shimmering jewels among the gray  and brown of early Oklahoma spring, just as other trees are greening up. Redbud, the state tree. Hard to paint, but worth it, as captivating as its multiple shapes and hues. Here's one try.

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