May in the Hondo Valley the week of May 12-16 was cool, rainy, and lusciously green. I enjoyed a fabulous week painting with my colleagues from High Desert Painters, Jana Van Wyk and Ann Templeton. We painted at Ann's studio in the Hondo Valley...a serene setting in the valley on the river where everyday life seems to move at a desirably, slower pace.
"Afternoon in Pink"
The landscapes, and the still life shown here are a sample of my recent work in luscious, creamy oils. They are heavily textured, bright, colorful representations of the good life that we as New Mexicans are blessed to enjoy daily.
The week's rains have produced spring greens that are very specific to this time of year, the water is much welcomed by the thirsty land, and streams,...and by all of us who have endured a lengthy dry spell...green is a very nice color indeed!