"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers theme for TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon artist's musings melding metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sky student

When you live out here, you study skies, and try to paint them.
Painting them is a great challenge, but I find watercolor especially fluid for our fluid skies. 
I also, thanks to the Internet, get to study how other artists, around the world paint them...drawing ideas and inspiration and education, including my astounding Oklahoma City friend David Holland and his oil  Skyscapes.
All appropriate as I try to meet today's World Watercolor Month daily challenge prompt, "Clouds." 
We'll see.
Here is recent work by some of my "teachers, "--Posey Gaines is up near Tulsa, the others are all English.



David Holland

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are amazing. I admire sky photographs but painters who make them out of just a vision in their head and their skill on putting pigment to paper are true magicians.

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