Taos Workshop Watercolor Painting

August 30, 2016

Every Spring I teach a watercolor workshop in Taos New Mexico and this painting was done at one of our favorite painting locations.  It is a little town outside of Taos with lots of things to paint and an ice cream parlor that makes the most delicious lunches.  I have studied this scene many times over the years trying to decide the best angle to paint from and finally decided on this location.  In spite of the tombstone I did not want this to be a sad or melancholy painting so I filled the church yard with yellow and white dandelions and basked the scene in afternoon sunlight.  This painting is full of Symbolism and I leave it to the viewer to decide their own ideas and feelings with the full knowledge that they may be different from mine.  If you would leave a comment I would enjoy reading what symbolism you derive from this painting.




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