At the Marigold Gallery. Allowing the paint stroke to represent the scintillating atmosphere of the sky, and allowing the colors to permeate the landscape. Continuing the series of palette knife experimentation with a familiar southwest mountain scene. Palette knife exclusive in this case. Alternatively, I might just do another one! Cobra water-mixable oils, somewhat expanded palette with thick palette knife strokes.
At the Marigold Gallery in Santa Fe. Limited Palette: Cacmium Yellow Light, Vermillion, Madder Lake, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue and Titatnium White. Mixing greens, oranges and purples from these basics. Cobra Brand. Primarily Paletter Knife. Originally called this a study.
At the Marigold Gallery in Santa Fe. Daily morning walk view. One of a series exploring the colors of Suahuarita, Arizona: Ocotillo, desert and mountains. Compare with other Ocotillo versions. Expanded palette (Cobra): Cadmium Yellow Light, Vermillion, Madder Lake, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, and White plus: Cobalt BLue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Viridian, cadmium lemon, Cadmium Red Light and Medium, Opera (Holbein Duo), Blue Violet (dioxide purple), yellow ochre, burnt sienna. #paletteknife, #paptertowel, #radicalimpressionism, #santaritamountains.
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. Golden mean proportions. Palette knife (plus some towel effects).
Available at the Marigold Arts Gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
En plein air from my home in Santa Fe, facing the Las Campanas Black Mesa. During Monsoon season the clouds are every changing. Available at the Marigold Arts Gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
I enjoyed capturing the feeling of the New Mexican clouds during monsoon season. As I painted I let the watercolor take shape, moving and blending as is it desires. - with a little help tilting the paper. Years ago I began painting using watercolors, my first love. In the intervening years I have concentrated more on oil paints, the medium of masters. Oil paint is more forgiving and it’s easier to achieve rich colors. But watercolor still calls to me. And here’s one of my first results after these many years. I will do more watercolor!!! And will have it with me whenever I travel or venture out onto distant paths.
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 the painting without the building so I extended the painting’s tree, sky and hill downward over the building.