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Monday, October 14, 2013

New Mexico Vista



New Mexico Vista

8x10in oil on linen panel   SOLD

I have painted this magnificent vista several times.
It is northwest of Albuquerque on the way to Santa Fe.
I am looking past the hills of pinion bushes, down onto the
green ribbon of trees which follow the banks of the Rio Grande.
Behind the mesas are the Jemez mountains.  A volcanic group
which holds Las Alamos National Laboratory , Bandelier
National Monument, two pueblos, hot springs and countless
hiking and climbing opportunities. During late summer, the
clouds gather and the New Mexico skies grab my heart
with their beauty.

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23 comments:

  1. Incredible landscape, I can see why it captures you so!

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  2. I love these landscapes of yours. A very common subject, but you make it so special. I want to do some myself, but only if I can put my own twist to it, and that is something I thinking about a lot. Great work as always.

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  3. Very wonderful landscape in New Mexico, amazing colours and technique !!!
    Have a very nice day !!!

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  4. It is indeed a magnificent vista. I was trying to figure out how you could spot two individual pebbles in that massive view, re-read and discovered the word was pueblos, not pebbles. And I just go up. Hope that is no indication of how the day is going to go...LOL

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  5. That is a lovely scene. The flatness of those mountain tops is always interesting-so different from what I have here.

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  6. This is truly a beautiful painting, Julie. I also love how you added the subtle pinks in the sky... LOVE this one.

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  7. This is so beautiful. I love the sky color you choose as it is so harmonious with the remainder of your palette. Lovely work always.

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  8. A tremendous landscape, Julie!
    I love how you allow the paint to break in those knife strokes....thus defining all the beautiful rock formations! It gives the appearance of great detail.

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  9. I could get used to that view really easy. You captured that distant haziness so well. Beautiful and majestic.

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  10. Wonderful, Julie. I used to drive by there every day on my way to work, then home again. That view is the only reason my long commute was tolerable! Good job!!

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  11. Julie,
    You continue to amaze me, this is absolutely breathtaking and I pass this scene once in a while myself. Bravo! As always.....

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  12. Wow!! - this looks so much bigger than 8X10!- it looks VAST! Wonderful knifework in this beautiful painting!

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  13. This painting grabbed my heart as well. In an 8" X 10" size you have managed to show much of what I love about New Mexico. The roundish, pinon bushes that dot the landscape, the distant mountains with their wonderful earth colors, the greens of the valley floors as they follow the river for miles and miles and the unforgettable skies with their ever present fluffy clouds and glowing light. This is gorgeous!

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  14. Wow! This is gorgeous. No wonder it sold. Beautiful!!

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  15. Julie you achieved such great depth in this painting. My favorite part is the sky......so interesting, so colorful. Isn't it great to work a little larger? It is a goal of mine.

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  16. On a clear day you can see forever. Sorry no music here. This is a beauty Julie.

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  17. LOVE those distant blues to create the wonderful atmospheric perspective you've painted here. Super!

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  18. Love all the colors you worked into the mountains , what a stunning view !

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  19. I have never been to New Mexico, but looking at this makes me want to go there! It's beautiful and I love the colors!!

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  20. This is a terrific picture! I love how you connect the sky and foreground with your vertical strokes placed just in the right spots. It's truly a beautiful and harmonious work painted by a modern day master. Congratulations on your achievement, Julie!

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Cheers,
Julie