Saturday, January 28, 2012
Clouds over the Desert.
Clouds over the Desert
8x6in oil on canvas board SOLD
It was a pleasure to reminisce over this beautiful spot while I was painting this. It is a view on the drive to Sedona, AZ. and the beginning of those amazing, coral colored clifts.
Sedona was where Jim, my husband and I spent our honeymoon so it is a very special place to us.
Jim was actually born near Sedona in Jerome, AZ. A true western man...but one who has never owned a pair of cowboy boots in his life.
I wanted to play a bit more with color so I started with the sky. Mixing a lavender for the top, moving into a cerulean at the base. The clouds went in the same direction of cool to warm color by making the top clouds pinkier than the lower creamy ones. The warmth is continued into the clifts but then into cool colors for the shadow.
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.