|"Out here the's the sky," New Mexico evening|
Summer can stifle more than physical energy. Creativity to meet the daily #worldwatercolormonth daily prompt challenges was faltering.
For me, a road trip is a sure cure for feeling cooped up as inspiration seems to be drained. Even the back roads of Oklahoma will do, but not like New Mexico.
This week I savored the skies, the mountains, the sights and smells and tastes of the back roads, especially along the remote east face of the Manzano Mountains. I took lots of photos, breathed and imagined stories and sights and art.
The cloud at top was one of a multitude of welcomes for me at the end of the first day.
Here are this week's paintings, all 5 by 7, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico cold press.
This means I have only four more paintings to have completed one a day this month.
Before I left, I answered the daily prompt of "Furry Creatures" with "Bird Watchers," of Sophie and Snoops looking longingly out the window.(Metaphorically as cooped up as I felt.)
Next, Tuesday night in Moriarity, N.M. I did "Blue Memories," in plain air inspired by old Rte. 66, to the prompt "Monochrome Moods." All ultamarine blue, watching the clouds and sunset.
The next three prompts:
"Farm Life," "Splashing Around," and "Clouds in the Sky." Only "Splashing Around" isn't inspired by the road trip. These are rough and quick, but they catch the moods I want, what I felt, rather than saw.
|Tuesday-"Blue Memories," Monochrome|
|Wednesday-"Great Plains skyscrapers, " Farm Life|
|Thursday-"Sunset Surf," Splashing around|
|Today-"New Mexico Spirit," Clouds|
|One of two inspirations for today's painting|