"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, September 18, 2015

Sitting still, portraits and family memories--part 2

Our mother, Francis Faye, 1943, 8x10
Here are more of our Dad's portrait work. If he had 10 minutes, he'd get someone to sit still and do a sketch. Or, he could spend hours with his colored pencils, bringing people to life.
Early self portrait, oils

Granddad, Erle Thweatt Clark

Grandmother, Sophie Elizaberth Culp

Cousin, Sarah Beth Lutrick
Uncle Rex Thweatt Clark, in England  in WWII

Friend Norma Vaiden, because Dad puts himself drawing her in studio in the mirror

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