|"On the Way to Santa Fe"|
8" x 11" watercolor
on Arches 100% cotton cold press paper
As we all know, I like bright. It's tough for me to be subtle with watercolor paints.
But while driving up to Santa Fe from the south a couple of weeks ago, I was so struck by those muted yellows, blues, and browns. So as I approached this painting, I tried to stay true to the local colors of the land and sky.
A limited palette helped: Naples Yellow, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, and just a touch of Quin Rose.
I met Sally forty years ago when I was twenty and she was the one in her sixties. I was a waitress at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant on...