Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stormy Contrasts

This one comes with memories, too, of the many times I drove along Highway 14 on the east side of Sandia, which is dubbed 'The Turquoise Trail', amid these blue and lavender storm clouds with the tawny grasses stretched out in colorful contrasts. Gorgeous!

This one is also on Bristol paper (100 lb. in case you want to know), and I'm learning to love how it behaves. I really soaked the paper to do the sky, yet the paint sits on top of the hard paper and mingles differently than it does on the Arches. I have a lot of Bristol ACEO cards, so for now I'm sticking to using it.

My favorite part of this one is the way the light clouds drip down over the blue sky on the right there... Hope you like it, too!


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    1. Thanks so much. I really love the distillation of this one. Glad you like it, too. :)

  2. It's a very interesting painting... I've been on that road before and it looks very much as I remember it!

    1. This was within a few miles of my longtime home in Sandia Park. I must have driven that road a hundred times! I'm very pleased to know it looks familiar to you. :) Thanks for letting me know.


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