Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chama River Basin, NM

Chama cradle, oil on Japanese paper, 8" x 10.5"

Springtime on the Chama is breathtaking. The cradle of civilization on the North American continent is truly a vision of rebirth.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Mexico

Oil on paper, 8.25" x 19"

Usually, when I walk in the woods, I'm captivated by the light coming thought the trees. but sometimes, the little bursts of color underfoot are just as intriguing. The printing paper i used for this piece allowed me to place layers of color one on top of the next just as I imagined the tapestry beneath my feet was created.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In the Sangre de Cristo range

"Autumn Approach," oil on paper, 13" x 9"

My girls asked me why I paint trees so much instead of dogs or zebras or something really cool...
Its not that I don't like animals, its just that the light that comes through the trees (as in my last post) and the vibrant colors of fall (this post) are so compelling I can't help myself.  Walks in the woods, no matter where I am remind me of my childhood when the grandiose structure of the trees was the only thing creating parameters in our fantasy worlds.  The light and colors just made our journeys into deep imagination that much more magical.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New England Birch

Oil on Japanese paper, 10.5" x 8.25"