"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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

From dust to stardust--watercolor

"Stardust," watercolor, 5 by 7, 300 lb. d'Arches
Colors. Creation, the universe, life, not dull dirt dust under our feet, of the grave, but the exploding, glowing dust of the cosmos, of the stars, of living, of eternity.
"From dust to dust." Sure, but consider the dust of the infinite, of eternity. 
Stardust--origins and destinations.
No wonder colors exist, metaphors for creation itself. On drab days in nature, in living, in emotions, consider colors. Enlivening spirits, imaginations, souls from the ordinary, spurred by the extraordinary  every moment in the universe, the world and especially the people we encounter.  
Day 21 of WorldWatercolorMonth challenge.
Palette--yellows, rreds, oranges, blues.

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