All I have to do is complain about the lack of rain and it rains. It's raining now and it rained a good deal last night. There is a dusting of snow on the high peaks. The skies are my favorite shade of gray and the colors are heightened and saturated.
Friday, October 15, 2010
The boom and bust cycles of water in this desert affect me and my art more than any other single factor. Last fall the skies were cloud-hidden, brooding, and wet. The colors of the landscape were saturated with autumn rains, a rare treat here in the high desert Southern Rockies. The winter brought above average snowfall,
and our luck held until late spring, when the runoff was raging and every cliff became a waterfall.
My paintings of late are small focused moments, maps of a dry season, in which memories of mobility and rain comingle with artifacts gathered last year on long runs in the backcountry. Click on the painting (The River Is Moving . . .) at the top right of the blog see what I've been up to.