Palo Duro Canyon

A Caprock Story Ink and Watercolour on Paper 15" x 11" There always followed, in the sickness from too little or none, the sickness from too much. It was forever a matter of imbalance . . . Poetry from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.com

Canyon Rim Watercolour on Paper, 8"x12" JOHN MANN: That's it, Mary Ann. Worry about the unlikely. I mean imagine, Mary Ann, what would become of you and the sour-dough start if the buffalo were to come up out of that canyon, make a deliberate run for the wagon? Lines from CORINNE GOODNIGHT, a play by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim featuring Charles Goodnight's second wife.

A Sight to Behold Watercolour on Paper 11" x 15" CHARLES: Wild country then. Took civilization to bring the stickers and the twining of the love vine. Lines from CORINNE GOODNIGHT, a play by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hilleshiem featuring Charles Goodnight's second wife.

You See All That . . . Ink and Watercolor on Paper 5" x 6" Aoudad sheep over there on the ridge. Early mornings might see mule and white-tailed deer in the open back there. Looking for an old lost cow once, I came onto a giant buffalo skull. Legs and jaw bones an altar. A butchering site. Lines from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.com

Beautiful and Grand and Alarming Watercolour on Paper 11" x 15" Eons pass. Violets break through rocks, bloom, go to seed; supernovae pulse past the earth; mud rolls with the river; water, as truth, comes and goes. And the facts? Poetry from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.

Violet Light Ink and Watercolour on Paper 9" x 12 CHARLES: Nothing prettier than first light giving form to 20,000 head of cattle standing on a rise. CHORUS: Violet light. Lines from CORINNE GOODNIGHT, a play by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim featuring Charles Goodnight's second wife.

Steadfast in the Wind Ink and Watercolour on Paper 7" x 5" Cowboy, sagging in his stirrups, dreams chicken-fried steak, stars on boot leather, a woman's smile, dance music in Amarillo, wind-blown alive and dear as the nearest track of railroad. Poetry from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.com

Sage-Laced Silence Ink and Watercolour on Paper 6" x 12" CHORUS: Trackless. CHARLES: The land was trackless, not a destination to leave from or go to, no roads anywhere. Lines from CORINNE GOODNIGHT, a play by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim featuring Charles Goodnight's second wife.

Path Finding Ink and Watercolour on Paper 7" x 5" Path finding comes from remembering the signs: ridges, hills, canyons, rivers, streams, trees, plants, wind direction, cloud movement, and from knowing the scent of rosemary . . . Poetry from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.com

Wild Green Plums Ink and Watercolour on Paper 9" x 6" JOHN MANN: A story of time gone and that to come. CADDO JAKE: A still point. JOHN MANN: An illusion. CORINNE: Wild plums. MARY ANN: Wild plums, it has been. Lines from CORINNE GOODNIGHT, a play by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim

How Unlikely Watercolour on Paper 10" x 14" Birds fly south, drawn as fish follow line spinning gold, and I see the mass of this century and the last, frame a self that is me, my heart beating through the echoes of question and wonder . . . Poem from SLOW MUD, collected poetry by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim, available from Amazon.com

Beautiful and Grand and Alarming Watercolour on Paper 11" x 15" Eons pass. Violets break through rocks, bloom, go to seed; supernovae pulse past the earth; mud rolls with the river; water, as truth, comes and goes. And the facts? Poetry from KILLING DADDY, novel by Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim available from Amazon.