Morning in the Desert

Earlier this summer I attended my first pastel convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was a tad overwhelming. Lots of learning opportunities and lots of scenery that was new to me. Previous to that trip I had not been in that part of the country. It sure is different than the Midwest. We drove a lot. We started in Las Vegas, visited the Grand Canyon and then made our way to Albuquerque. Then one day we drove up to Santa Fe and about an hour past to white water raft the Rio Grande. That was fun.

The entire time we were traveling I was often times taking ‘drive by’ photos of the scenery. It was all so beautiful. This painting isn’t from an actual picture. I allowed a few different pictures to inspire me and allowed my creative side a little liberty to play. Click for more information on Morning in the Desert.