Friday, January 11, 2008
"EL SALTO SPRING"
This mountain is in Taos, New Mexico.
This peak is so beautiful, this is pretty much the view from
our relative's property in Arroyo Seco. The water is not a running stream but when my brother-in-law opens the gate, this water flows from the acequia and waters his property. Acequias are a really old system of irrigating fields and land in New Mexico. Families have farmed this way for centuries, I believe. I actually have an acequia right next to my house and we use it to water our land.
This painting is a smaller version of a commission I created in July. If you cruise back on my blog, you can see the larger version.