9 x12 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
This one is my favorite of all the New Mexico paintings so far. It's funny because when I saw it I was jarred by its beauty and scared to death just to try to create the impression of the grandness before me on this small piece of paper . The light was high (one o'clock in the afternoon), but I didn't want to wait for hours to get just the right light. So I decided to take on the challenge. Because of the light conditions I had to really search and heighten the value changes in order to make the grand space I wanted.
I used the same method : a value/temperature underpainting, then pastel to make the color of light and atmosphere. I think this one will go back to the studio and become a biggie.
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