"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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Shadows of a season--today's watercolor

Shadows of a season, watercolor, 5.5" by 8.5 inches
Bare limbs cast shadows these days and nights, especially as the moon nears full. Over snow, you can sense the season, imagine travel to places far away. They're the bare bones of life, creating patterns that change with each passing minute, just like our lives.

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