"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 watercolor, metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Searching....risks,forests, futures

Rainforest dawn...9 by 12 watercolor, 140# Fabriano Artistico

 "I realized I had earlier been working only within my known range--never pushing far outside the comfort zone to take any real risks... ."--Rosanne Cash, Memoir, quoted in Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro.

Something different today, watercolor technique I've read about, haven't tried. No idea where this was going, or the subject. Pouring paint on paper, experimenting. already found out some things that work, some that don't.

I don't think in abstract art, and so this is a hybrid, I guess as all art is. Once poured, then what? You see the result.

Me, searching a metaphorical rain forest--risks and futures.

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