Monday, August 17, 2009

The Long Crossing

A camel contemplates the broad emptiness between himself and the next spring. This is a little painting - about 3.5 X 9 inches. Years ago I was deeply impressed by the tiny landscapes of Frank Reaugh, which I first saw in Abilene, Texas. (Since then, I've also seen them in San Angelo, just about 90 miles south of Abilene.) Because he often worked outside, in the unrelenting West Texas wind, Mr. Reaugh worked small. Somehow, he managed to pack so much information and expression into his little pastels, that they conveyed the huge sweeping vistas of the western U.S. in a way that is still vivid in my memory. This is a small tribute to his work which, by the way, he did in the hopes that it would reflect the grandness of creation and the glory of the Creator.
If you click on the title of this post (The Long Crossing) you can view some of Mr. Reaugh's work.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Caravan From Mecca

A view of the immensity of the desert.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


The Pakistani day laborers congregate on the steps of the pharmacy, waiting for work.