Years ago in 2005 I went on a 3 month trip of the USA. Trip of a lifetime it was and I took so many photos on days spent wandering the 4 corner states.
This is one of them.
Heading back from a long hike to Bear Canyon the sun was setting and just casting flecks of light on this dwelling. An old adobe building – peachy cream in the sun framed by cool and dark vegetation. I had to paint it.
Please see the photos below and click on them to bring the image up big:)
Here is the final result in a virtual frame (sorry its a bit out of proportion!)
Overall I feel the painting is a bit clunky, lacks coherence and wasn’t planned very well. I rushed it as I was so excited to play with luscious colour. I will no doubt have another more measured, thoughtful go at it when I am calmer! I just had to go at it like a bull at a gate to get it out of my system.