This morning I decided to continue my southwest frame of mind. Being one who has lived in the Southwest as well as the East Coast - ocean side and in southwest Florida - Gulf of Mexico I have a love for both the desert and the ocean. I am more of a desert person than an ocean person.
This painting is 8 x 20 on heavy linen paper done alla prima with professional acrylic paints. There is a bit of texture in the painting - especially on the mesas which were done very quickly with my "palette brushes". These are brushes that I have altered and I use them very much in the same manner as palette knives.
To my eyes the Southwest is totally alive with color - squinting will bring about many colors that you have never seen before and of course spontaneity in painting will bring these colors alive.
This is painted in a loose-painterly style which is a style I am constantly working on and perfecting to the best of my artistic ability.
OUT TO THE MESAS
8 X 20
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