Tuesday, January 13, 2009

View from Mesquite Canyon Trail

Hiking up the Mesquite Canyon Trail in the White Tank Mountains, looking down onto The Tanks. White stone lines the bottom of the canyon where water collects, creating "The Tanks." Algae grows on the surface of the water in some tanks, giving them a greenish hue. From this vantage point, the tanks are a few hundred feet below the trail and the trail itself is far above the valley of the sun, an elevation of about 2500 feet. The air is clean and there is a strong breeze. Breathing deeply, I'm filled with positive energy. This is a place to feel good. - Nancy Boudreau

Painted on January 13th, 2009 for sale directly from the artist. Check in again for more Arizona landscapes to come in the next two weeks.

This is an acrylic painting, 5" x 7" on gessoed hardboard, sealed with a clear gloss gel. This painting, and the previous two paintings, were done using only eight colors. Being on vacation and not wanting to fly out my full compliment of paints, I purchased a set of tubes from Golden Artist Colors, which comes with charted information on mixing. It also comes with a very good booklet explaining the qualities of color and how paints can be used to convey a depth of qualities. I recommend Golden paints, and have been using them with satisfaction for the past two years.

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