Trying to depict the wild sky of Ghost Ranch at sunset in this small painting (golden mean approximation ratio). I am thinking that I should tame it a bit, but I am going to live with it for awhile. Ghost Ranch is more serene than this painting depicts. But it might capture its history, the pulsing of the earth as it was created.
What do you think?
“En plein air” from my patio facing Las Campanas’ Black Mesa. 2 inch gallery wrapped linen canvas - with dark edges. Might look best in a floating frame. Very thick paint with palette knife and layers of dappled paint added.
Painted “en plein air” from my back patio while in Taos. I needed to touch up a bit by overpainting a small area in the lower left corner that did have a building with the tree’s shadow. I first did a photoshop of that original piece and decided I preferred th painting without the building so I extended the painting’s tree, sky and hill downward over the building.
Palette Knife. See karenhalbert.blogspot.com for a detailed analysis of this painting and others. This is part of a series that I am calling Canyon Colores. But note that the dimensions are close to a golden ratio. At the Marigold Arts Gallery.