Walking in the Desert

"This was the first painting I finished after moving to London and setting up my art studio here. I had spent the month of May living and hiking in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I love to hike. I love to be outside. And I love the big, beautiful sky of New Mexico. One day I went for a hike south of Santa Fe to Galisteo Basin, where there are lots of trails. Good walking trails. There was a storm south of us, but the sky was clear everywhere else, so we started our hike. But after a short time, the wind started to get strong. My hat kept blowing off, even with my strap! And when we looked up in the sky, all the dark, grey clouds were coming together above us. We had to run back to the car! The dust was blowing everywhere! We heard thunder booming. and then big drops of water started to fall right as we reached the car. We got in and we were safe. And we laughed. And laughed. It was a wonderful hike in the desert. I will always remember it!!! This painting has a lot of energy. I set up my composition and used lots of foam brushes, flat and on their sides to make lines. I also added thick, white texture to remind me of the clouds getting ready to spill all those rain drops. It was a lot of fun painting this one - just like my hike!!!"

- Charlie French

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