Tuesday, March 19, 2013

the Bosque Beast

sarah siltala

My painting, "Pose on a Pear", will be used for the cover of the upcoming Spring edition of The Bosque Beast, a local publication for the village of Corrales and west side of Albuquerque, NM.  Bosque is the Spanish name for 'woodlands' and the strip of cottonwood trees and forest- like land along the Rio Grande river.  It's an oasis and special ecosystem we are lucky to have in the middle of the desert.  Inside The Bosque Beat are wonderful articles about nature conservation and animal life along the bosque.  Keiko, the editor, contacted me after seeing one of my bird paintings and I was really flattered to have this painting chosen to grace the cover.  It is extra special because I love the bosque and take many nature walks there throughout the year.  I visit Corrales often and recently posted some pictures about it here.