|Dawn on the Santa Fe Trail, 9 by 12 watercolor, 140# d'Arches|
The photo at the top of this blog I took a few years ago, as the first crack of dawn colored the landscape east of Cimarron, New Mexico, as I headed back to Oklahoma. I crossed the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail, in this view looking north.
The end of the great Plains, the land of mesas and the Sangre De Cristo Rocky Mountain front.
It's a place for color, and history, and imagination. Other trails--Route 66, El Camino Real, the Mormon Trail, the Oregon Trail, Natchez Trace, Trail of Tears, Chisholm Trail, and so many more help define in spirit what we are as Americans.
So today's watercolor is a spiritual journey for me.
Day 17 of WorldWatercolorMonth challenge
Palette--Thalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Alizerine Crimson, Cad orange, real green