"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.

Watercolor Paintings


All work is framed and copyright. Sizes are approximate. Prices on request. Some are priced on Pinterest.

Church at Tajique, N.M., 15 by 22--Not for Sale

Mountain Home, 11 by 15
South of Santa Fe, Sandias at sunset 12 by 22


Oklahoma homestead 11 by 14

Oklahoma sunset--14 by 22 --Sold
Adobe Home, 5 by 7

Hope for Rain, 8 by10
Corner window, 11 by 15

Pecos, 5 by 7

Open communion, 9 by 12

Taos trinity, 11 by 15

Snow at Ranchos, 15 by 22
Prairie throne, 12 by 22

Ranchos de Taos, 22 by 28

High Lonesome, 12 by 22
Winter Solstice, 11 by 15

Taos spirits, 15 by 22--sold
Front porch, 5 by 7 - sold

Shadow of the Cross, Ranchos, 11 by 15

Heading for High Lonesome, 22 by 28
Thirsty Country, 15 by 22

Bishop Lamy's Lodge, Santa Fe, 9 by 12
Dark, Stormy Night
4 by 8


Great Plains rain,
6 by 9

Time zone, New Mexico, 5 by 7