In November 2011, I wrote about our trip to Santa Fe last fall. Outside our casita north of Santa Fe we were treated to a lovely scene. Extremely tall cottonwood trees showing off their brilliantly golden fall foliage. It was a scene that I vowed to paint and I did. You can see an image of the original scene in the slideshow below . . . also in that slideshow is my impression of the vista, with license taken of course. I applied the acrylics in heavy layers in the style of impasto. I suspect a recent visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art van Gogh exhibit is the inspiration for this thick paint application. I look forward to creating many more studies of this magical scene. (On a lark, I included an image of my painter’s palette after this first painting. The palette is a lid from a case of wine!)
Uncle Tom! Carey and I are really loving the brushy strokes and thick impasto style!! More on the way?!
Tom. you ARE a painter as well!!!!!!!