Abiquiu Reservoir Verga 8x10 Acrylic on canvas board
Last week I went down to northern New Mexico for my birthday and stayed at a friend's earth ship house. Off the grid at 7700 feet above sea level, it was made with old tires, and has solar panels, a cistern system and a wind turbine. On 'the day' we went down to Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe's compound, which has also been the location of many movies dating back to the mid 80s. Its gorgeous down there. Everywhere I looked I was thinking, how can I capture this vista or that scene on canvas? We stopped near Abiquiu Reservoir, a pale blue oasis in the arid landscape, where I started this painting and finished in the studio back in Denver from memory. Just hinted at in the middle ground were some burros that sauntered by while we were painting.