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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Galisteo, NM. Mailboxes

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Galisteo Mailboxes

8x6in oil on canvas 100.

When I was on my painting trip to the Santa Fe area we drove to Galisteo, a beautiful small village outside Santa Fe. Judging from these colorful mailboxes quite a few artists live there.
It is quite a juxtaposition - the earth color of the adobe and the brightly painted boxes. My favorite was the blue one. You cannot tell from the painting but they had painted a big rain cloud with drops descending. Wishful thinking here in the desert.

This was painted from a photograph as there was nowhere to set up and paint except on the road. I have a close up painting of the boxes and will post it tomorrow.

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