18 August, 2011
Good Morning Taos
The Taos Church that I painted before this painting was a challenge because the light was full daylight and the shadows were very dark but the light areas were very light. This painting is a stark contrast in that the light here is much softer and the contrasts are very subtle. Here the light is just coming from beind the mountain. Everything in the background is recieving the light before it reaches the foreground. But then there is that small amount of manmade light coming from the home. I loved the colors that were made that morning. It was about 530 am and my sister ,Penny, and I were visiting some good friends in Taos. Just think-they get to see this beautiful light every morning!