Friday, July 8, 2011
SOME PAINTINGS ARE SPECIAL
"Taos Mountain" 24" x 30" oil/canvas
Every artist, me included, has paintings they have done that are just more special than others. This painting "Taos Mountain" is one of those. In the first place it hangs in our home and is not available for sale because it is my wife's favorite painting. I took it to a gallery once for a show and you would have thought the earth had stopped moving when my wife saw the empty spot on the wall. Needless to say, it is back home and back on the wall never to be removed again.
The other reason it is so special is because it is a constant reminder of the trip we took with our in-laws, Alan and Mary, to Taos several years ago. The trip included plenty of sight seeing, fishing, a white water rafting trip and a hike up the back of Taos Mountain.
This is a studio piece done from photo reference. I would love to go back and spend a week just cranking out one plein air painting after another.