Studio work. Palette knife primarily. I've been wanting to paint the Pedernal for quite some time. This is the infamous pedernal declared by Georgia O'Keeffe to be her mountain if she painted it enough times. I might begin a series to paint it 'enough' times to call it MY mountain. I have many photographs in all seasons and weather. And driving up there for for a day to paint is one of my favorite pastimes.
Taos Gorge is one of New Mexico's iconic landmarks. The inspiration for this series of paintings came from a plein air piece painted during a storm. The lighting was unusual, leading to many possibilities for capturing this scene.