Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Mexico Light

Although the painting currently on my easel is a portrait, here's a small painting (5" x 7") that I finished about a week ago. I reworked this puppy several times and am okay with it now. Funny how a small painting can almost break your resolve to see it through. Life is just so much better this week, yes?!

Wishing every artist a new start.


Karen said...

That is exactly New Mexico light. The sky takes me right back there. That clear blue is _it_. And there's something about that lone cloud...overseeing everything...

When Susan and I were out painting the other day, we also were puzzling at how crazy difficult a 5" x 7" could be, just as bad as an 11" x 14"! I'm glad this one didn't get the best of you. :)

Melinda said...

Thank you! I'm glad you and Susan understand. Yikes, these small landscapes are a challenge. I was starting to think I had one of those "bad" canvasses you mentioned.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Brilliant intensity - I love the depth of colour, particularly in the blue-ridge mountains.
It's amazing what you can do fivebyseven. I must try it again myself :o)

Melinda said...

Hey, David,
Welcome back! So glad you stopped by.
Yes, try painting over and over on a 5 x 7 and then, call the process 'layering'. That will give it credence!

Edgar said...

The people in Lordsburg are gonna love that one. It's a luscious image, and takes me right back to the road. Absolutely the ground and shrubs of the area.

You've caught the essence of the place -- in a teeny tiny space. Don't let your fingers cramp.

Barbara Muir said...

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Marian Fortunati said...

Wonderful job... Glad you saw it through because it turned out very nicely.
I enjoy the little ones because there isn't so much space to fill, but I am in awe of those who can make use the space to create large scenes like this!!
Be well!

Melinda said...

Thank you. I am struggling with large and small canvasses lately! Yikes. I think some days that I've completely forgotten how to paint.

Yes, I, too, admire those who can make larger scenes hang together. We'll just keep at it, right?!