Cloudy Day at Carrizon National Monument

Last year, I went to Carrizon National Monument with some painter friends. We were “Chasing Wildflowers.” It was a long drive through windy mountain roads. We left early so we could be there at early.

Most artists like to paint either early or later when the sun isn’t overhead. Overhead light washes everything in light with low contrast. It usually doesn’t make as good of painting.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because… when we arrived (and me with a case of nausea from the winding roads) it was cloudy – which is almost as troublesome as high noon.

We did paint and took a lot of photos. It’s interesting, the smaller size of these works encourages me to try subjects that I might not try on a larger piece.

It’s a fun adventure!