Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 40 in
This painting expresses my travels through the New Mexico. The silhouettes of two bluffs facing each other evoke chiefs, and color bands reference woven blankets for which I have an affinity. The yellow translates the light that is so special in New Mexico, and the green, the preciousness of rivers. Light rays reign down somewhat like in friend Ed Mell’s paintings, a warm rain in mid-summer. I use the warm palette to suggest temperature of the atmosphere more than a replication of the sky. The work is open, and is able to reflect people’s personal experiences, so it doesn’t have to be the same thing for everyone, or even the same place.