Saturday, November 26, 2011
The southwest has always held special place in my heart. Our family traveled through this region many times when we were changing locations due to military assignments. The vistas and the atmosphere near Santa Fe hold a fascination for me unlike any other region. The quality of light is amazing, and the changing colors of the desert and mountains are always a challenge. I spent many hours working on the warm and cool hues to capture the vibrancy of these landscapes. This painting is currently in Nault Fine Art Gallery in Midtown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
One day while driving along a highway in southern california, I saw this arroyo winding up a small canyon. The light was perfect, so my husband photographed it for me. Later, in the studio I completed the painting in one day using mostly palette knife. The painting is now in Dean-Lively Gallery in Edmond, Oklahoma.