Yesterday morning's painting, from Haviland Lake:
|Monsoon Skies Over Hermosa Cliffs - 12x12"|
pastel on sanded black cardstock
This painting was as much about the clouds and skies as the landscape. By the time I finished painting, the clouds had almost completely filled the sky and thunder could be heard to the northeast.
|Dry Summer - 12x12"|
pastel on brown cardstock
Painting from July 1 afternoon, at Pastorias SWA. Looks much better in person, where the two layers of distal mountains are visible. Much of Florida Mesa has been cultivated and developed to irrigated farmland, but I opted to paint this area of sagebrush and dry grasses to get a break from the green.
Everyone have a great weekend; with luck, I'll come back with a few paintings from Taos!