Sunday, May 17, 2015


"Early Morning Shadows on the Rio Grande Gorge
Taos, NM
14" x 19" Watercolor
$300 (unframed)
The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS) will be having a summer show, "Shades of Summer" in Saratoga. I called upon some photos and memories of early morning at the eighth highest bridge in the USA to create a painting for entry in the show. A hot air balloon was suspended over the landscape and the bridge shone in the early morning light.
I used a lot of imagination for the colors. My challenge was to subdue enough of the painting to put the focus on the center part of the gorge, bridge, and balloon. I just finished the work so I may yet make the some changes. I have to walk by it for a few days so it can tell me if it is done.


CrimsonLeaves said...

Mary, this is just fabulous! I was so engrossed in the shadows and depth evident below the bridge that I originally missed the balloon. It is the perfect touch of whimsy and magic to this piece. I love it! Thanks too for your always kind and thoughtful words!

hmuxo said...

This is beautiful Mary! The bridge looks so challenging and I love the colors...Wonderful work!!