Thursday, July 26, 2012

Between Two Worlds

"Between Two Worlds" 11x17" oil on stretched canvas

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
  — Henry Ford  

I spent another afternoon at Heron Lake on a hill above the marina. Dave was somewhere down the steep bank wading and casting his fly hoping to snag a fish. As soon as I had my easel set up, puddles of paint squeezed from the tubes, and had picked up a paint brush it started to rain, thunder and lightening. I stood there for 30 minutes huddled under my umbrella, but ended up soaking wet. The rain continued, so I finally moved my gear inside the entrance to the park restroom nearby. YUCK!!!...This was not a pleasant place to hang out with flies, but I was in no position to be picky. After an hour, the clouds finally parted and the sun began to start drying out my wet clothes. I finally finished my painting late in the day. This photo is not the best.

I don't know why the light in New Mexico is so different? For me the colors just seem to crystallize into facets of colors screaming at the top of their lungs. To paint it, you just have to break the job down into smaller pieces. I simply see the bits of color, mix paint to match, and place the small dabs where I see them. It's similar to working a jigsaw puzzle. Once you step back and view, it all somehow magically comes together. Fun, fun, fun!

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  1. If you like the light in New Mexico, you would love the light in southeastern Arizona.

    I have a friend who loves fishing, has all the equipment, and keeps telling me he is going to take me to northern New Mexico for some good fishing in September.

  2. Don't wait for September, load up your car and leave today. We fished on the upper Conejos yesterday and it was GORGEOUS country.

    We've got Arizona on our bucket list, you'll be seeing us one day in the future, but have to get out of the heat in the summers.