Carolyn Lindsey: The location of this painting is along the road on the way to the John Dunn bridge north of Taos, New Mexico. “Guardians” will be exhibited at the upcoming Plein Air Painters of New Mexico National Show in October. I was immediately enthralled with the power and solidity of the rock as I rounded the corner. Attempting to show the majesty and scale of a scene like this is always a “crap shoot” but always exhilarating. Organizing the shapes and values into an interesting design is a challenge when painting on location, it requires a level of discipline because the scenes you encounter are often awe inspiring and beautiful. But what a great way to spend the day!
Being a member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Plein Air Artists of Colorado as well as Oil Painters of America and American Impressionist Society allows the opportunity for me to paint and exhibit with other artists. I currently live in Cuervo, a rural community in central New Mexico. I enjoy painting plein air as well in the studio, from a variety of subject matter.
You can find more of my work on my website carolynlindsey.com.