Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Pastel Woman (2007)
Pastel on paper, about 20"x25". Drawn from life.
I've been away from the internet, taking lots of photos and seeing new things. One place I visited was Santa Fe, which is full of artists and art galleries and, at this time of year (the Indian Market time), full of people shopping for Southwestern art. (I wasn't shopping--just happened to visit at the same time.) As I get a chance, I'll share some of the sights and experiences.
The light in Santa Fe is amazing. Our host told us that Mabel Dodge Luhan, a wealthy Eastern transplant to New Mexico who became a famed patroness of the arts in Taos, is said to have demanded "Why was I not informed of this?" when she first laid eyes on the Southwest.