Palo Verde abloom on the Arizona desert floor. Santa Rita Mountains in the distance. En plein air in the morning.
At the Marigold Arts Gallery at 424 Canyon Road, Santa Fe: https://www.marigoldarts.com.
En plein air on the last day before self-isolating due to the Corona Virus. The yellow brittle bush was in full bloom. In reality the Ocotillo had not yet sprouted its red flowers but I felt the need to add color.
“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 ever changing. Available at the Marigold Arts Gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Exhibited at The Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos: July 17-Aug17. www.wnightingale.com. sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. 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.