|Sandstone at Jemez, 5 by 7 watercolor, 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper|
It always draws the eye, captures the attention of a traveler, a photographer, an artist. Much of it is spiritual for the peoples who live nearby.
When I see sandstone on the horizon, anywhere, I am happy...it's a rock of ages, home of the souls.
This is a study for a larger piece commissioned by a friend. Even trying to paint the orange red sandstone of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico makes me happy. It's down mountain from the Valles Caldera, as a storm brews in the background.
(Thus is complete the #worldwatercolorgroup January paint happy things challenge.)