Oh my goodness.
I just spent four blissful days in Taos, New Mexico.
I went with my two artist friends, Barb Clark and Susana Erling.
We went to paint, eat, relax, sleep, and paint some more.
I made seven paintings, not as many as I wanted, but I
took over 400 reference photos that will be fantastic
subject matter for my 100 painting series, "FOR A SONG."
I will say that when we got to Taos, it was raining.
And cloudy. And beautiful.
I'm showing the images extra large to give you the full effect:
Beautiful New Mexico
Looking into Valdez and Taos Ski Valley
El Salto Peak
The mama was telling me not to come any closer
Blemenshein Museum flowers
Old Church in Arroyo Seco
My favorite old truck
Shades of blue
Susana and her beautiful self
El Salto with clouds and shadows
My first painting
The moon that night
Our scene all evening
One of my cloud paintings
Susana and Barb
Mac carrying my paints
A scene of El Salto in a beautiful setting
My start - not done yet
A scene from my relatives' house
Michelle Chrisman painting with us
Barb and her beautiful painting
I found a rainbow!
That rainbow is everywhere I go.
Sunset around the apple tree
I love the light on this image!
Sunset on the valley
Morning on the mountain
Up a little road
My favorite little stream
I painted it!
Red-winged black bird in an Arryo Seco marsh
My husband's street name
Barb painting Valdez
Sunset that same evening
All of those light green trees will be golden in October
PLEASE tell me what these flowers are!
An old morada in Valdez
It looks like "Bernado Salazar."
My next car
From Taos you can see Pedernal in Abiquiu!
Stream in Arroyo Hondo
Hollyhocks in Seco
Hollyhocks and truck
Susana painting and Mac playing.
I have enough reference material for a year of studio painting.
But i already want to go back to Taos.
More to come.....