The spring has just been blazing by!
I started painting again, again under the instruction of Polly Jackson. Painting this way guarentees that I will actual do something, be working on something, even though the rest of my life is busy with 2 jobs and running/hiking. I carve out this time, away from home, in a studio near the UNM campus, to paint for 3-4 hours each week. I need to paint more.
I started on a new painting recently. This is from a photo I took while hiking up whitewash trail in the Sandias outside of Albuqueruque.
I grounded the 18 x 24 canvas in crimson, and then started filling in the darks with dark green in the foreground, and dark blue in the background. The overcast sky is a mixture of ultramarine, pthalo, and titanium white.
Second pass: highlights, with titanium white and medium cadmium yellow.
I'm perseverating on the obvious mistake I've made by having a leaf from the yucca in the background in front of a leaf on the yucca in the foreground. Maybe you don't notice it, but it will drive me crazy until I get to do it.