Sunday, September 25, 2011
I am fascinated by the play of light and color in the southwest landscape, especially the way the sky can change so rapidly. The movement of the clouds can both inspire and frustrate the artist. The hues and shades of the desert are constantly fluctuating, so you have to be quick!
In this painting I contrasted the warm and cool colors that make the area surrounding Santa Fe, New Mexico so amazing. Our family criss-crossed the southwest many times on our vacations, so I have an abundance of photos and memories to work from. I am continually inspired by the beauty of these landscapes and the challenge to convey the emotional impact they have had on my art.