Sixty plein air painters from all over the west, and members of Plein Air New Mexico, came together for this paint out in Santa Fe. We met south of town on Saturday, July 28th. This is my first piece looking north toward Santa Fe as a thunderhead grew up over the mountians. Though the mornings were beautiful and warm, every afternoon rain sent us running for cover.
I say "us" but really, after the first morning I painted alone and didn't connect with the other painters again until we turned in our work on Thursday. Painting can be a very solitary endeavor.
'From Bajada Hill', 12"x16", oil.