Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Along the Turquoise Trail

12"x12", studio painting, layered oils

I painted this from several photos I took of a road trip along the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  It is a lovely drive through the mountains and rolling vistas into the beautiful northern New Mexico landscape.  I have a personal attachment to the views near Santa Fe because that is where I grew up.  Growing up in Santa Fe I was surrounded by art, culture and the beautiful southwest landscape that has inspired so many artists.  I feel so lucky to have grown up in that environment.


Monday, September 12, 2011

New Mexico Indian Summer

plein air 8"x10"

I painted this on a day when the weather was perfect, my painting gear made it up the hill in one piece and I completed the painting before the rains came.  I was really pleased with the outcome of this painting and wished all my outings had the same results!  It was painted in the foohills of the Sandia mountains.