This piece was actually inspired by a photo of grasses at the University of Vermont with the iconic Camel's Hump mountain in the background. However, it looks totally Southwest to me as I was so influenced by my surroundings in Taos. I like the way I can get some watercolor effects while having the flexibility of adding a different color over the original color. I first painted the mountain in magenta and then went over it with a mixture of magenta and blue, leaving some of the original layer showing through. I also added the greens and gold. The grasses were done with a palette knife, which was very fun and new to me.
Gwen suggested I extend a few grasses above the blue mountain, which I will do when I get at painting again.
A mixed media artist specializing in figurative, landscape, cityscape, and still life. My art reflects my personal response to the world around me. My inspiration comes from living life to the fullest and includes world travel, bicycle touring, and ballroom dancing.