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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Where fences tell stories

Morning on the Llano, 7 by 12 watercolor, 140# d'Arches
The Llano Estacado of the Texas Panhandle. Big, empty, wide open spaces where the wind never seems to cease. 
Fences are few and far between, and the old ones have the character of the land...rugged and ragged as the land and the posts. The wind rustling and grass on the fence lines and singing through the old rusting barbed wire.
This old one is long gone now, replaced by more efficient steel posts and new wire but it was just up the road from my daughter and son-in- law's house near Canyon, Texas.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty and definitely depicts Texas land and fences. Reminds me of our place in East Texas.

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