about 12x16, oil
Many times my best work is done quickly. I've been thinking about how to paint this scene we viewed on vacation above Taos NM. It was only by accident we caught this cattle drive across the highway. I could make several more paintings from the photos, even though they weren't very good.
With apologies for the blurry photos, I thought you'd like to see how this one came together.
I had to select a small part from the references - such wide open spaces in the mountains of New Mexico! Many times I'm excited about the subject and I don't bother to tone the canvas.
Playing warm against cool, light against dark shapes.....