Mesilla Adobe, NM
6x8in oil on canvas panel $135.
Mesilla is an historical town next to
Las Cruces, where I live in New Mexico
It has kept its wonderful Spanish/Indian roots.
Situated in a farming valley
it is an artist's delight.
Another plein air painting.
I didn't move my easel from the previous
post of the washing line...
I just turned my head to the right.
The only thing I took artistic license
with is the ditch. It runs straight,
across, (parallel to the wall)
but I felt a curve
suited my design better.
All to often, when I suggest a change
to an artist's composition,
they will whip out a
photo to show me they had copied it
Then I find myself saying,
"it's a painting you are making,
NOT a copy of photo."
So, my friends,
how long did it take me to
get that through my own head?
A loooong time.
Here is a link to information on Mesilla