This painting was inspired by the very tall Cottonwood trees growing outside Santa Fe all along the Rio Grande. I saw these trees in October 2011 and vowed to paint them someday. With plentiful water from the river, the Cottonwoods grow extremely tall and in autumn are adorned with the golden colors that I tried to capture in the painting. See my first, and only, painting in acrylics below.The Last Bales, (August 2012) which can be seen by clicking here.
Striped Brass (brass and stainless steel)
Rhinebeck Striper (paint and gold leaf on brass)
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All images and designs copyright 2012 Tom Martin.