Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Influenced by travels
When I started painting-with oil pastels--I painted places around me. We had moved here from Chicago and I loved the land of enchantment. Still do. And I still paint many buildings, churches barns and scenery from a 100 mile radius around my house. But I just did 2 round trips to the midwest and realize that the midwestern barns, and the simple landscape of the larger farms has crept into my work. This is a good thing....noticing your surroundings and all that....but with the weather in the midwest and east hovering at 100 degrees and I sit at the computer with a fleece on (although admittedly I refuse to close the windows!!!) just know that New Mexico will always be part of my repetoire!