|Desert Plants in Bloom II|
Oil on canvas, mounted
Day Seven of the Thirty Day Challenge:
Out on the Paseo del Bosque bike trail again today, good thing I talked with a gorgeous gentleman (yes, I am married) because I had a battle with this painting. I kept getting mud when the yellow paint of the flowers mixed with the purple background. Scrape, scrape, scrape. Finally I thinly laid in the purple back ground to quick dry; then I was successful in painting the remainder of the plant. I love the background as well...
I don't know the names of the hundreds of native wild desert plants along the ditches and river bank of NM. I wish I did.
By the way, the gentleman and I agreed that the best time of day was dawn.
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