23 August, 2011
New Mexico Colors 12"x16"
I am trying to treat this series of new Mexico paintings as lessons in shape. Trying to treat each band of color as an abstract shape as well as a landscape. When I think of it as abstract shapes, it helps me to push the color to the limit. But I still have to remember that I am also showing spatial relationships between the mountains in the distance and the field and buildings in the foreground. Its just fun to push those color limits but still give a spatial depth. I think this one worked out pretty well!