It was the beginning of the end when settlers atarted taming the West and driving their wagons through the buffalo’s home land.
This scene can still be found in the mountains of New Mexico. I used the local color of the adobe walls and tin roofs with a separate painting behind it in sepia tones to emphasize the village’s heritage of worship.
While on a painting trip to Ireland, I used watercolor to render this thatch roof cottage at low tide in Ballybaughn. The inlet below the wall had layers of water, stones, seaweed and grasses that create horizontal layers of color and texture, my favorite part of this painting. Again, gouache help to give emphasis to the lights.