"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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Multiple shades of gray--Daunting weather, and painting

Shades of gray--9 by 12 watercolor, 300# d'Arches
They're dramatic and dangerous, and daunting. So is trying to paint one.
A wall cloud, sweeping across the skies and the Great Plains...familiar in Oklahoma, but not to be trifled with. 

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