Saturday, December 3, 2011
Ray of Light on the Rio.
Ray of Light on the Rio SOLD
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
Another view from the Mesilla Valley; also, another one painted when the late afternoon sun was setting. This time I am facing the north and the sun is catching our barren hills with a beautiful glow. I always wait for the ray of light to fall on the Rio Grande as it cuts between the hills. I have painted this place quite often and during the early winter is the only time this light happens.
I had a limited palette of cad yellow light, cad orange, alizarin permanent, Ultramarine and titanium white, and used both painting knife and brush on this painting.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.