Southwest Abstractions: Watercolors

"Let the water do the work," words offered by Santa Fe artist and mentor Mary Bonkemeyer, have proven to be an important lesson in watercolor painting.  As Mary often cautioned, an artist should be open to the "unintended consequences" and "nuances" of the water doing the work.  Santa Feans like to boast that we enjoy as many as 340 days of sun each year.  In these watercolors, I have tried to capture the sun wherever I could find it --reflecting off rooftops, lakes, snow-capped mountains and garden walls.  

 

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Honeysuckle Clouds, Acrylic on canvas,

40 x 30, 2018 

Three of my works were selected to be featured in the 2020 New Mexico Magazine calendar as shown here.

Mission at Sunset, acrylic on canvas,

12 x 12

Firecracker Cactus

Acrylic on canvas, 

10 x 10, 2018 SOLD

Flower Moon 雪国

Collage, watercolor,

20 x 16, matted. See more Japanese-inspired works on my Asian Abstractions page.

Nambe Fruit Bowl on Table, oil on canvas,

24 x 18. See more on Pure Abstractions page.

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