Gamba, 2009, oil/panel, 40" x 48", (click on image to enlarge).
I will be visiting New Mexico this summer. My wife, Teresa Cullen, and I keep returning. There is some special energy there that we both respond to. The air, mountains and desert all combine to create a wonderful place for us.
I love the brushy plants that grow on the plains. There's plenty of sage and many other scrubby things to interest me. The way these plants grow presents me with a unique subject. In my paintings based on these plants I try to mimic the unpredictable twists and turns of the many branches and twigs. Below is an evening photo taken from the front of the house we rented last time we were in Taos NM.
(Below) The artist observing sage brush :-)