Following a Modernist tradition, my work abstracts nature. In painting the landscape, I generally consider the idea of the setting perhaps more than the actual look of a specific landmark. In these latest mixed media works -- all done in 2012 -- I've tried to capture the land's rhythmic and dynamic qualities. I've incorporated watercolor washes and accents of gouache and acrylic -- to create a series of atmospheric landscapes celebrating the seasons and senses of New Mexico. In Ah! Pinon Moment, for example, I hope you can smell the pinon chimney smoke rising in the air. By using warm colors in the red-to-yellow range in August Sunrise, I wanted to convey the warmth of the New Mexico sun.