Just finished this piece using a photo I took one fine day in New Mexico. In this one, I chose a vertical approach and eliminated some of the left and right information that you see in my first painting of this scene.
My first painting, below, was done on location outside of Santa Fe. It was a beautiful fall day and I was there with a very good friend with whom I have often painted. We painted, set up an umbrella for a picnic and glass of wine, and had a great time.
It is wonderful to be in New Mexico when the chamisa are blooming, particularly if they bloom near purple Russian sage which smells so heavenly. I knew I had to have Russian sage on my property and now I have it in abundance. With a gentle breeze, the sage scent floats toward my yard swing where I may be sitting with a book and a glass of something.
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