"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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Mexico sunset--watercolor

"New Mexico Sunset," 10 by 14 watercolor, 300 lb. d'Arches
"Land of Enchantment" for sure, but the ever changing light and geology of the vast sky transforms the rugged landscape of New Mexico  every second.
"Sky Determines" wrote Ross Calvin and people in New Mexico, and the Great Plains are children as much of the sky as of the land, as Willa Cather wrote in "Death comes for the Archbishop."
Inspiration for this attempt comes from Santa Fe artist and Art Exchange Gallery owner Jeff Tabor who captured an enchanted sunset sky recently. He commented he saw a painting  and then later that only the Master can paint on air.
I'm earthbound, but in awe, worship on paper.
Day 16, WorldWatercolorMonth challenge
 Palette--Burnt Umber, Ultamarine Blue, Cad Orange, Aureoline Yellow, Quin Sienna and Scarlet, Sepia 
Jeff Tabor's photo
 

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