This is the last of my paintings from New Mexico. We parked along the roadside with this view of the Rio Grande Gorge, but didn't have more than a couple of hours there, so I sketched, knowing I wanted to paint an abstraction of this magnificent scene. I had a few colors of paint that were still "alive" on my palette, and slapped them on the board. Since I've been home, I've obsessed about the green portion to the point of ridiculousness. Abstraction does not come naturally to me, but I think I like it. Only time and more practice will tell.
03 The Giant Crack in the Earth" acrylic - 12x24 in