Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
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.