Monday, January 21, 2008

Along Canyon Road

24x36 oil on cotton stretched canvas
$550 plus shipping (email me if interested)

It’s been awhile, I am so glad to be back. I have really missed looking and commenting on everyone else’s beautiful work. Even though I haven’t been posting, I am still painting. I started this 24x36 oil painting before the holidays and after the holidays I was determined to finish it before I started something new. This was a huge challenge for me considering I work really slow and I have never done a painting this large with so many aspects to work out.
When I walked up on this wall and fence along Canyon Road in Santa Fe I was caught up in all the shadow play along the pink adobe wall. With the contrast of the pink wall and the aqua fence I immediately saw a painting in my head. Now that I am finished with it, I am happy to say I started a smaller painting today. It was so nice to see today’s painting develop so fast. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I know I did.


Jason Waskey said...

I used to live about 5 blocks on down the road from that scene, and would walk past it on Sundays to get the paper...

Nice job!

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
I am so glad that you finished this painting. It is beautiful! I love the way that you treated those trees, and the shadows both on the road and the building are so wonderfully rich in tone. Really a nice painting - well worth the effort. Happy New Year.

kim shields said...

Thank you so much Jason, Nice to meet you, I explored your work and really love it! Congratulations on being able to paint full time.

kim shields said...

Joanne, I enjoyed painting the shadows the most, thanks for noticing.