Wednesday, November 24, 2010

North 14

My husband and I lived off of North Highway 14, just east of the Sandia Mountains, for over 16 years, so when we took a drive on our anniversary in August we naturally headed that way. It had been a couple years since I'd been there and the familiar late-summer colors and clouds were a treat. If you ever get a chance to drive up this highway, called The Turquoise Trail, from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, don't miss it!

This was painted from one of the photos taken that day. It's on white Pastelmat, which I highly recommend for gouache! It's soft, absorbent and takes to wet media very well. Yet I like the fine texture of it, which allows me to achieve details when I want to. 

I have a series of shots of it that I plan to add to the Step-by-Step Demo page.

Hope you enjoy it!



  1. I love it too. Particularly the clouds which are so white, woolie and thick, making it look like a clear "air" day in creation.


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