22 December, 2010
Sunrise in Taos 12"x24"
Decided to try a larger format this time. I like the sunrise effect but not terribly happy with the foreground area of this painting. Just doesn't look like what I had in my "mind's eye" for this painting. But after struggling and trying several different things, its sometimes better to just stop and try again in the next painting. I am happy with the trees and the houses all in shadow but the mesa area just doesn't seem very interesting. It is definitely a minor player in the painting but should still not be boring and I think its kind of boring!