Friday, August 16, 2013

Plein Air Chimayo

Three plein air artists and I drove to Chimayo, a cool little village about 45 minutes northeast of Santa Fe and set up our easels outside the humble and historic Catholic church, El Santuario de Chimayo (built in 1816).

Using acrylics on watercolor paper, I decided to paint in a low-stress, enjoy-the-morning, primitive style, also referred to as “crappy drawing” by some more accomplished artists. Later in the studio, I finished the painting, photographed it, then digitally resized it to 40x30 inches for digital output on paper or canvas.

El Santuario de Chimayo
Acrylic on watercolor paper
Print size: 40 x 30 inches

Digital paint version
32 x 24 inches

Poster version
32 x 26 inches