Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer in Taos

'Summer in Taos' 8x10 pastel
I finally had a chance to paint from some of my New Mexico trip photos. This is actually the second painting I did of the same scene. I did three versions each one using a different technique. For this painting I did a value underpainting/turpenoid wash. I will be posting the others. If you are familiar with the Taos area, this is on the way to Arroyo Seco. It was a stormy gray day but the clarity and color of the scrub was very striking.

4 comments:

David Patterson said...

Lovely as usual Karen!

Jo Castillo said...

You have a nice touch for the southwest paintings. I'm homesick again. :)

Karen said...

Thank you David! Much appreciated!

Karen said...

Thanks Jo, that means a lot to me coming from someone who knows the southwest!