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Monday, October 6, 2008

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico


I got to spend one night at Ghost Ranch on my recent vacation. I expected to sketch non-stop since I was alone and staying in a stripped down dorm room with no laptop, tv or radio. But, it was the night IKE came through the Houston area and I kept going back and forth to my car to listen to the radio and driving up the road to get cell coverage. I was a little distracted by checking on my kids and other loved ones there, so my creative juices took a back seat.


I usually stick to my little sketch books doing quick ink and washes. But, I did give a full size watercolor a shot that one afternoon. This is the one of the views I saw at Ghost Ranch. Next time, I will be there taking a week long watercolor class. At least, that's the way I see it!


7 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

Oooh I've read something about that place...Don't they have art workshops there in the summer/fall? Also, isn't that in Georgia Okeefe country...This is a wonderful painting ...I really really like it a lot! Well done

Kathleen said...

How lucky to have a night at ghost ranch and what a nice painting - the distant hills are just right I like the simplicity -- all the horizontals give it a very calm feeling

Kay Cox said...

I spent a week at Ghost Ranch a few years back and every morning found a whole new vista. Nice sketch and glad you got to be there. It wasn't any fun being here during Ike.

Misha said...

How bold of you to tackle "the big water colour" and how lovely it is too. I like the strong line delineating the range, it gives character. In the UK the Skiddaw mountains in the Lake District are nice too ... greener and greyer!
Best regards, Misha

Nancy said...

Ohhhhh, lucky you...getting to be at Ghost Ranch! That is a lovely watercolor you have there! Have a GREAT time with your sketch crawl...let us all know at
EDM what happened.

Lynn said...

Your watercolor is lovely - soft and dreamy. The sky is really well done.

trish said...

Ive always wanted to go to ghost ranch. Nice watercolor painting to remember it by. I love painting architecture as well. You have inspired me to do some soon.