|Season of Ristras, #watercolor, 5 x 7|
In New Mexico, it's the season of red chili ristras, spice of tastes and colors. For me, nothing much captures my attention as they do, hanging against multi-hued colors of adobe, turquoise doors and windows...along with the smell of pinon fires crackling in a fireplace, accented with fresh snowfall against deep blue skies.
I'm a long way from New Mexico in miles and years, but not in memories and enchantment that seem to grow closer in the passing years.
It's a blustery, drab day outside my window as I paint, but thinking about those colors my life with the real spice of this season.