Monday, February 6, 2012
6x8in oil on canvas board 100.
This should be an arroyo but it isn't because it has no sides carved out by rushing water after a rainfall.
These natural and sandy pathways meander through the brush, cactus and mesquite shrubs, which in turn weave patterns of color to contrast against the sand.
Painted in the car on trip back home.
The palette knife was used. Each little bump in the road adds a bit of excitement...some good and some bad.
I tried to capture the darker pattern cast from the overhead clouds but they ended up looking like a shape of land below the mauve mesa. Does it matter? Nah! In fact it gives it some punch.
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.