Random Musings: America The Beautiful

I finished a painting today in my series America the Beautiful and, as they say in the world of fine wines,
I hope it has legs. I struggled getting the theme going, so I painted 3 canvases with under paintings of really strong colors and I have just tried to work against the ground.  This one had a really powerful Ultramarine Blue foundation and I just started to brush the colors that you might see on a Southwest Tapestry lots of violets and sky blues, I was trying to get the big sky working.  I think that part is pretty evocative of what I was after, and then with the addition of the white I found a distant snow covered hill just above the warm aspens and red cliffs.  Voila! there you have it and I give you a really expressive painting of the changing weather during the early spring in the southwest desert.  I hope  you like it. More down the road.

“Spring Time Snow”  18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas

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  • LydiaJuly 1, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    This is my favorite one yet!!ReplyCancel

  • PatJuly 4, 2011 - 8:35 pm

    The delicate with the rugged, the icy snow with the warm sun–the Southwest paradox!ReplyCancel