"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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mountain music

Last Light, First Snow--9 by 12 watercolor, 140# d'Arches
Mountains are music to me, and thoughts turn to cabins and aspen in tn the high country. The first snowfall on the high peaks, the brilliant, if brief, colors of aspen--changing seasons, changing memories and years.
If I can't visit in person, at least I can with my paintbrush...finding people and memories and travels and adventures in imagination as the image takes shape. 
No wonder I love painting mountains and cabins.

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