"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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sunrise challenge--watercolor

Oklahoma Sunrise, 5 by 7, 300 Lb. d-Arches
"I'll meet you in the morning by the bright riverside...." --Gospel song
The Oklahoma sky was golden at 6:30 this morning, and it reminded me of this song. I first heard this song at the funeral of a dear friend, Jack Rodolph, years ago, at Temple, Oklahoma.
 As I prepared for day 5 of #WorldWatercolorMonth.com daily challenge, it seemed to fit my life and the world,  and all that was needed was metaphorical aging shack, silhouetted against  the hope of a new day.

Palette--Ultamarine blue, Aureolin yellow, Cad orange, Burnt umber, Alizerin Crimson

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