Thursday, October 31, 2013

Santa Fe Holiday ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Santa Fe Holiday 24"x30" 
Oil on 1.5" gallery-wrapped canvas / unframed (no frame needed)
$1300 + $80 sh/h in Contiguous US





Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;
- See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Snow#sthash.24Ln6wYv.dpuf
Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;
- See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Snow#sthash.24Ln6wYv.dpuf
Isaiah 1:18
Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow;
- See more at: http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Snow#sthash.24Ln6wYv.dpuf
It was so thrilling to enlarge this image I have painted twice as an 8x10". My goal is to bring the same simplicity of form to my large works that exists in the small, with very little new information. I call this an abstracted landscape because the shapes, forms, textures and colors become more important than capturing the true representational nature of the scene. I'm trying to express the FEELING of being there rather than seeing every detail that was perceptible. And that is thrilling because I remember the glowing of my very full heart that day, at this scene on my Santa Fe holiday! So much love, fun and fantasy gets wrapped up in paint and canvas! All wonderful! 
Happy to meet you for coffee @ Bruegger's Bagels in Westlake if you want to see the show with me. Up for just another 25 days!! 

P.S. Today is my mom's 76th birthday! Happy Halloween birthday, Mom! Love you!

4 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

You've achieved what you were looking for! Love the bits of red in the violet.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Happy Birthday, Debbi's Mom!

Lovely Debbie, and I can see where it would be very evocative! Wish I could see it in real life! Good luck at Bruegger's.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Deb, you know I love this painting, so many happy happy memories! Best wishes for a fabulous exhibit!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thank you, ladies!!! I'm enjoying working in the 24x30" format. 8x10 is proportional so all good! xoxo