Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cumbres Pass - over 10,000 ft. It was an exciting day to be high in the Rocky Mountains; big wind, warm temps... in the 40's...and snow melt rushing down hill as fast as it can go in all ditches, creeks & gulleys. A very fun day of painting for my first new state of the year.
This 9 x 12 is painted on a pink Wallis board using a limited palette of soft pastels. I think it has the feel of a plein air painting...spontaneous, fresh with wind-blown clouds and a strong abstract design. I hope you see how much fun I had painting it. The air gets a little thin at 10,000 feet but I had been acclimated to approximately 7000' from Santa Fe.