Monday, September 29, 2008

TAOS: FAST BUT FUN

My completed painting for auction: from start to finish in two hours.
Some people brought work that was already half complete or started working on it early in the morning. I wanted to challenge myself, especially using oils, to see if I could do it, so I waited. And I was satisfied with the result. The oils were a total mess to use though. I came home with paint on me, my clothes, my easel, my car, everywhere.

The most beautiful simple hollyhocks by the side of a house near Kit Carson park. I was just driving down the road and they jumped into my line of vision, so I had to turn around, go back, and take a few photos.This will definitely become a large painting. I love the three colors; pink, yellow, and red.

This was taken while I was driving; Taos at its most beautiful. The colors are just starting to change. I wish I had had more time, but this will also become a larger piece. I had fun but am very tired, driving six hours is hard on the brain. I'll post more photos tomorrow. Good night!

1 comment:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Dee - what wonderful photos. It looks like the weather was perfect for you guys. Good for you for doing your entire painting in two hours (especially one that big). Once I took a week long workshop in Scottsdale and flew back with three or four wet oil paintings, what an ordeal but I got them hme without much damage.