"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons 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, July 6, 2017

Oklahoma Sunset challenge--watercolor

"Oklahoma Sunset, watercolor, 5 by 7, 300 Lb. d'Arches
"Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years...."
                        --Fiddler on the Roof, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock
 One of the most moving, and saddest, songs I know of as a father is "Sunrise, Sunset," about daughters, and sons, growing older. It is haunting and always brings tears, tears mixed with joy.
I thought about that this morning after painting "Oklahoma Sunrise" yesterday, part of the WorldWatercolorMonth daily challenge
So again, the metaphorical aging shack at the end of another day, companion piece for yesterday. 
Sunrise, Sunset.


 

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