"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.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

End of the line, in 2020

"End of the Line," 5 x 7 watercolor Christmas card

As
the pandemic year ends, and my annual greeting card project, there's one final card to share.

I've long been a fan of, actually fascinated by #cabooses--since childhood actually-- and have written about, photographed  and painting them many times. And I got to ride in one a few years ago near Park City, Utah.

I wish I lived where I could buy one, put it in the back yard, make it a studio. Search the word on this blog and you'll find plenty of examples of previous posts.

So it's more than fitting, and symbolic, that today's Christmas card is for a fellow train buff, great friend and his wife, my former colleague and good friend, Roy and Jill Kelsey.

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