"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.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


"Sandia Sunset," 5 x 7 #watercolor birthday card
You think you're old?
Consider the Sandias at Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we grew up. Ancient before we were born.
They have become powerful icons to us, dominating not just the skyline, but our imagination and memories. I've painted them many times, as did my Dad, and one of his paintings of them hang in both my brother's home and just above my shoulder as I type this.
Those were the thoughts for today's painting, a birthday card of course.

Previous paintings and blog posts:
First attempt
Old and New
Memories and Magic

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