"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.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Moonset, 6 by 10 inches, on a scrap piece of 300 pound d'Arches paper
Inspired by the photo at the top of the blog, taken on the first day of class at UCO, and by step-daughter Alexx Reger who said I should paint it. Thanks, Alexx!


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  2. I love the utter stillness that this painting elicits. It is imbued with the perfect evening light. Masterful. Paintings of the moon always set me to wondering.

  3. Thanks Poet friend!

    wondering is magical