Friday, February 15, 2008
Tonight I wanted to paint something different.
I dug out some old quick loose sketches I had done in watercolor
while on a painting trip up in Taos two years ago.
The initial sketch was just a loose burnt sienna so I had to improvise
when I painted, thinking about what the colors might have been.
I was there in the fall so the trees are obviously turning,
the fields might be corn fields that have already been harvested,
and I interspersed complementary colors side by side;
reds next to greens, yellow next to lavender, etc.
This is the valley below the road to Taos Ski Valley,
just as you pass the small village of Arroyo Seco.