Painted "en plein air" during the 2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta Paintout Competition. Location: along the Chana River 1 mile from the Christ of the Desert Monastery, 12 miles from the highway along a 1 lane dirt (treacherous) road. Requires work. Perhaps change the green of the mountain to a more bluish tone and fix the water.
Unfinished painting of the Taos gorge for preview.
1. Add some more detail and light in the front right side of the gorge
2. gray down the back part of the canyon a little, creating more atmospheric perspective such as in #1
3. Glaze the sky and mountain area so that some of the linen texture is covered up and perhaps add a little color to the clouds.