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

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Valley Path

Valley Path

6x8in  oil on canvas board   100.

The Mesilla Valley, New Mexico, is a beautiful area.
It is a  farming valley producing chili, onions, pima cotton and has large pecan orchards. Having enough water is getting to be a problem because we have been in a drought. Because of this, more and more of the farmers are selling their land to developers. This has slowed down since the down-turn in the economy, but no doubt will be back as strong as ever when housing picks up again.
This is a path running near the Rio Grande River. The tree is past the beautiful golden stage and is turning towards a rust . We have started with heavy winds and a change of weather so tomorrow all the leaves will be gone.  December is here.


  1. I absolutely love this Julie, beautiful light! Love the violet colour in the middle distance. It really sings with that yellow-green!

  2. beautiful landscape of bright light, Julie


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