I wish I could add the music that I heard as I painted this sunset on Chimney Rock. It was a lovely evening.
Notice my 4 year old resting her head in my lap as I painted and we listened to music, and those are my son’s feet behind me. He did a painting, too, we shared a box of pastels.
7″x5″ pastel on sanded paper. Right before the sun sets, these mesas seem to glow from within.
7×5″ pastel on sanded paper
Between sunset last night, and sunrise this morning I went to the camp talent show. We gathered out on a beautiful porch and enjoyed songs, and poems, stories, and jokes. The desert got darker and the community closer. I found myself thinking about the year we lived in Cuba. When we arrived, we had paperwork to fill out: name, passport number, home address, and then we had to list our skill and our talent. Those were two things that everyone should have to contribute to the community. As I enjoyed the talent show last night I thought how wonderful it was, and what talent I might offer up. What would your talent be if you had a minute, a week, a month, or a year to prepare? Think about it, perhaps we will meet next summer in the desert and by the light of the stars, share a little part of ourselves in a way we humans have for thousands of years.
There is no better way to end a day than sitting back and watching nature’s light show, and a fun challenge to try to capture the moment.
Pastel on sanded paper 7″x5″
7″x5″ pastel on sanded paper. I love the warm analogous colors of the blooms and soil. Perhaps where there are flowers there soon will be fruit!
20×16″ oil on linen panel
This road is the perfect road to run, or paint. Sometimes you just have to go…and see where it takes you.
20″x16″ oil on linen panel
I am taking a Kevin Mc Phearson workshop this week. It is delightful. Today we painted with limited color pallets en plein air. All three are oil on linen. 11×14″
Burnt sienna, ochre, and black
Dioxin Purple, cadmium orange, and phtalo green
Burnt sienna, black, yellow ochre
Painting on the way to NM, thanks to my trusty Odyssey, and a delightfully overcast day.