|GHOST RANCH, NEW MEXICO, JUNE 2013|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Wow, I didn't realize how long I have been absent from the blog! I promise to do better. The past month has been a series of travels and I have some paintings to prove it. We went with a wonderful group of artist friends to Santa Fe and then to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico where Georgia O'Keefe lived and painted. I had the opportunity to tour her house and studio which was a very exciting event. Sadly, they did not allow photography which was a big frustration to me. Santa Fe was full of inspiration and I have some images in mind to translate into future paintings. I only photographed in Santa Fe but I did some plein air work at Ghost Ranch. Landscape is not my oeuvre but I enjoy capturing my surroundings when I travel with a painting or two in my travel sketchbooks. Traveling with serious plein air artists put the pressure on and I was actually out in the parking lot at 6 AM one morning doing an ink drawing! I did bail on a hike up the trail and opted to sit on the patio of the art center (near the bathroom!) and paint the plants of the southwest. I know my limitations! I plan to post one image a day to draw things out. The image above was our view from the room. This fabulous rock formation changed every few minutes as the sun and clouds moved overhead. So far, this is my favorite painting of the trip. It is painted in my small watercolor handmade book on a double spread.
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