"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.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Late Spring Paintbrush

"Spring Paintbrush," 5 x 7 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper
Today's the kind of day that makes you yearn for late spring or early summer.
Instead of gray skies and cold and gloom in the air and on the news, I can dream of sunny skies, fluffy clouds and wide open prairies and trees full of green foliage....
And wildflowers. Bluebonnets in Texas for sure, and fittingly and especially in Oklahoma, Indian Paintbrush, in multi-colored reds spreading out over the hillsides and prairies and along the roadsides.
Today's watercolor finally  overcame the depressed gloom of our current crisis. While it's not a masterpiece, and carefully executed, it does capture what I feel...
Our late spring paintbrush...we need your color and beauty now.

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