"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, July 25, 2020

Lookin' sharp

"Lookin' Sharp," 5 x 7 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press paper
What comes to mind when you hear the word "Sharp"?
Lookin' sharp...well dressed? A music note? A new razor? A knife blade? A sudden turn? 
No long-winded scree today about the #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt of "sharp."
Just a simple image came from a memory, of a teenager chopping wood  with an axe in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico for our iron stove in the cabin.
Talk about hard work. Not for me. Any person using a axe will build back and arm muscles like none other. Using a cross cut saw was hard enough.  But the image of mountain forests was enough for today's watercolor.

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