|Black Diversion Channel, near Seven Bar Loop|
oil on panel, 12 x 12
I had fun with this one. I used the palette knife for the first time without using it only for highlights here and there. 90% of this painting was made with the knife. It takes a bit to get used to, and though i haven't mastered the tool, i feel very comfortable with it. Once you get the hang of it, it is an amazing way to slap on the paint, not only on the canvas, but on the paletter as well, i loved mixing the paint with the palette knife. Definitely looking forward to using it a lot more.
This is the Black Diversion Channel of the Black Arroyo, near the street Seven Bar Loop in Albuquerque, not far from my place. There is a small park and walking/biking trail along the channel, a very beautiful place, as is all of New Mexico.
This area is quickly becoming one of my favorite places.