Monday, October 11, 2021

On the Way to Santa Fe

"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. 

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