Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ACEQUIA MADRE II

Day Ten of the thirty day painting challenge: Acequia Madre II, 6x8

For Acequia Madre I, I stood in this dry arroyo painting en plein air in the hot sun surrounded by desert plants and a vista extending sixty miles.   Painting outdoors is difficult as the earth spins, colors and shadows shift requiring touch ups at home.  Purists say my original cannot then be considered "en plein air".  Humbug.

  I loved the sold original so much, I decided to paint the scene again in the comfort of my studio changing it somewhat.  This is a favorite NM painting of mine.  

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12 comments:

  1. The colors in this are so nice. All your work has a very elegant touch, especially the way you paint flowers. I love the self portrait of you in your bike helmet!

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    1. Where are my ears in the bike helmet photograph of me? Honest I have two. Thanks for liking this painting. I love this one too.

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    1. Thank you Kathryn. Desert colors can be drop dead gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks for following my blog Pati. I must be on a purple, sage, and peach kick because day after day I seem to be mixing the same colors.

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  4. Thanks Patti...you know I love your art too!

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  5. This is familiar territory and you captured it beautifully.

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    1. As painters in NM, we know the desert intimately. Thank you.

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  6. I absolutely agree with your thoughts about plein air painting. It's not for the faint-hearted. I touch up on plein air paintings at home all the time.

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    1. Ah, a woman who understands touch up! Let's band together.

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