New Mexico Adobe
8x6in oil on canvas board $125.
Same as yesterday - this is another piece painted just for the pure
pleasure of doing it.
I find after I have had a really intense period of time I want to paint
things I enjoy... more than having a difficult challenge.
I love the New Mexico adobe houses and this one is close-by
in the Mesilla Valley. It has the metal roof which gives it a
different look from the flat roof adobe. I find both styles hold
a different appeal to me, but I like to paint the metal roof because
the reflective quality creates a link to the sky.
It was painted plein air and I fudged a bit on the tree by moving it to
the back. Good to feel in charge!
I remember when I first started to paint plein air I would try to paint
the scene exactly how it was, but I soon started to listen to my
inner design voice and found I enjoyed having my own
landscaping service, moving things at will.
It is always the light I try and capture. Today the sun cast strong
shadows and the one I was standing in
kept changing, so I painted it first and then started on the rest.
Most of it was done with a palette knife.