Early drawing/painting stage, establishing dark shadows and composition

Early drawing/painting stage, establishing dark shadows and composition

 

Middle stage, colors laid in, established dark and lights

Final stage, details laid in, notice door and lightpost shadows

Final stage, details laid in, notice door and lightpost shadows

08.19.09

So this is from one of my many trips to Taos, NM.  I set up my easel on Ledoux Street, one of the most historic streets in Taos.  I loved the character of the door and it was early in the morning.  The shadows and lights were most apparent at that time.  When you paint, you must own that scene and give it your all.  Attack the painting like it was an animal, well not Mike Vick style (Go Eagles!), but like a lion hunting a gazelle.  Just use your animal instincts and you’ll know what I mean.  And I do love animals, I’d rather paint than eat them.  Got that PETA?  This painting used to be on the site, but was bought so I took it off to make room for others.  Thank you all for looking, more to come in the future!