Friday, October 29, 2010

Driving the RioGrande in New Mexico

"Driving the Rio Grande"
South of Taos, NM
Bob's Photo from the Car

Yesterday we did the Taos loop from Sante Fe. On the way to Taos, we traveled on the High Road through snow-capped mountains and the colorful trees. I will likely paint at least one of those scenes later. We stopped at a great, funky little cafe in an old theater, Sugar Nymphs Bistro, and they delivered on their promise -- fresh pies, cobbler, and cookies arrived on top of the counter while we dined on very fine Southwestern cuisine. Bob could not resist the chocolate, maple pecan pie with ice cream. I had to have a couple bites and it was yummy.

We drove the River Road along the Rio Grande where we were treated to brilliant fall colors against muted grey sages and sparse flora on rugged mountains. This morning between breakfast and a Georgia O,Keefe landscape tour, I referenced Bob,s photo taken from the car at a dirt pullout to paint this scene using my tiny Koi pan paints and water brush.

3 comments:

hwfarber said...

I was there years ago and could not believe the scenery. I loved everything about Santa Fe and Taos, and got a memorable massage at Ten Thousand Waves.

Nice painting.

jyothisethu said...

nice landscape...
it is interesting to see it in both versions...

congrats...

Watercolorist said...

Sounds idyllic and scenery is beautiful. Nice painting with lovely soft muted colors.
Jean