Drums and Moccasins – Taos Landscape Art
This contemporary southwest New Mexico landscape, Drums, and Moccasins occupy this 150-year-old former adobe chapel with Indian rugs on the display ladder, steer heads, and sit quietly in Taos, NM. This is an original watercolor. As an American Sedona artist, you’ll see my technique while painting this Taos landscape wall art. The first thing to do is to mask anything that isn’t the building. Masking Fluids prevent the paper from absorbing color. I then applied a wash of color. Next, I sprinkled Kosher salt on the painted areas while it was still wet. When the paint dried, I peeled away the mask revealing this colorful image in the afternoon sunset.
I learned this watercolor landscape technique in this new and fantastic art while doing a watercolor workshop with Skip Lawrence 20 years ago. As an artist, Skip is passionate about teaching art. He loves making it, sharing it, talking about it, looking at it, and explaining it. Skip has been at it since he was twelve. I started when I was 59. There was never doubt in Skip’s mind that he would spend his life in art. He says he is very fortunate to be able to say that.
Drums and Moccasins in Taos, New Mexico
I painted this contemporary Taos landscape while I was still living in N.J. My wife and I traveled the southwest landscape looking for canvas prints of landscape paintings for inspiration. At the time, I wanted to create large wall art. Drums and Moccasins are close to the famed “Taos Pueblo,” nestling at the base of the highest mountains of New Mexico. Located in a valley of a tributary of the Rio Grande at an elevation of approximately 7,600 feet.
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