Art from New Mexico

Despite the sad news of the past week, Jean and I have been getting out to walk and do some sketching. New Mexico’s air is clear, the light is intense, and the landscape is dominated by oranges, blues, and greens of many shades. The landscape has been formed into varied shapes. Everywhere you turn there is something interesting to look at.

Here are a few pencil sketches that I did in the field. Click on the images to enlarge them.

There is a particularly interesting pinon stump in front of our house. It made me think of an abstract Don Quixote. I did a quick pencil sketch and two small paintings.

Jean also has been busy exploring the colors and shapes of the New Mexican landscape.



About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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4 Responses to Art from New Mexico

  1. Lois Beck says:

    Where you are in New Mexico is the very best place for you folks to be at this time. Grief is still with you but the beauty surrounding you is uplifting. The work you both are doing is spectacular. I love the piñon Don Quixote. Love to each of you.

  2. Candace Davis says:

    What a landscape! No wonder Georgia O’Keeffe felt no need to go anyplace else. Love, ace

  3. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    There are some beauties there. I hope they will be still around to be admired when I come to Seatlte in July. I am glad that you are keeping busy with your art; it is a wonderful derivative. I am really impressed with the drawings (Chama River Canyon as well as Mesas Everywhere but I also love Morning Refraction. Keep at it. And enjoy the process.

  4. Carolyn says:


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