Painting in the Taos area

"Arroyo Hondo Gorge"  8x10  oil on board“Arroyo Hondo Gorge” 8×10 oil on board

Went to Taos after Abiqui Lake.  I painted this gorge in nearby Arroyo Hondo, a small village about 20 minutes from Taos.  I really love the Taos area, there’s something about the energy and landscape that makes it very peaceful.  Painted this one on a bridge in the morning, trying to capture the dramatic shadows of the cliffs.  I painted about 15 paintings this week, they’re all drying and hopefully will be ready when I exhibit during Indian Market later this week.  Should be a fun and productive week.  Has anyone else painted around Taos?