Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Mexico Doorways

I fell in love with the doorways in New Mexico. These images came from photos I took on a recent trip which included stops in Taos, Sante Fe, and Albuquerque. These are small 10x8" studies done on gessoed masonite board. I started with a foundation of graphite and gouache, then oil for the basic colors. Next I worked with charcoal and pastel which I then sprayed with a clear fixative. Lastly, I went in with white and black acrylic paint for contrast and a final layer of pastels. Whew!

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