Kathleen Elsey | New Mexico Paintings

Peaceful Valley with Cows  20“ x 24“  $3000  SoldNew Mexico Painting Workshop Peaceful Valley with Cows

I was encouraged to paint this bucolic  scene by the blue mountains in the distance and the autumn morning light. In the early morning the mountains were blue and as the sun came up the fields in the foreground became yellow, red and green. Taos, New Mexico is the location and is my favorite bit of the this world to paint. After two hours, I had my composition determined, covered the canvas with paint, had everything indicated and the colors down. Just as I was calling it a wrap for the day (since the wind and heat and flies were distracting to say the least) fifteen cows came dancing out from nowhere and stopped right in my face mooing "PAINT ME". So a few more brush strokes and voila.

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