Sage Beauty, AutumnSave Favorites
New Mexico is the land of the Wild West--even to this day. Nature is abundant, raw, all around and underfoot. Looking down, during a hike to find a "New Mexican painting subject," I noticed this sage growing amid the melting snow, next to a small pool of deep blue water. The juxtaposition of these vastly different textures were appealing to me, as were the complementary colors. Back in the studio, I painted with tattered brushes, razor blades and speed to try to capture the fundamental rawness of my New Mexican model.