Friday, May 14, 2010

Near Roswell

8" x 10" oil on gessoed board
$195.00 + $10. s/h
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My husband and I recently took a road trip to New Mexico.  Usually we only visit Taos and Santa Fe, but this time decided to be a little adventuresome.  So, we headed to Roswell.  I'd never been there before. The only thing that I knew about it was that aliens had landed there years ago.  But in my mind it was a new place to visit, another painting to paint.  It wasn't very nice weather, it was pretty cool and cloudy, but as in many western locations, outside of town had wide open vistas, so there was a painting!  Once we got into Roswell it was actually pretty nice!

Everyone was friendly and waved at us as we walked around town.

Sometimes when driving in rural western locations it's hard to find a good radio station.  But, that wasn't the case here,  There was great music.

Don't worry if you run out of cash.  It's easy to borrow money!

And, there was no problem finding a quick, cheap lunch.  All in all, a great place to visit and paint!


Lori Bonanni said...

Pam, Great job on the sky! I know it's not easy to paint something that is moving. I need to get painting more skies as we have great sky scenery here at the beach.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You paint cool and cloudy quite beautifully. Although, isn't that a little alien UFO I see flying in and out of the clouds??? :) Nice work, as always, Pam!

Dana Cooper said...

This is one of my favorite of your many wonderful paintings, love the mood you set in the sky!

Diane White said...

Pam, Can't get enough of the New Mexico skies. You captured the feel of this one. Good job. I hope to make it to Roswell someday. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

The sky is gorgeous - and everyone agrees. Love Roswell. My parents used to have a place in Riodosa and we'd drive thru Roswell - very pretty country. You have such an adventurous life!!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful painting--the sky is exceptional

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant painting Pam. Plenty of depth to it, wonderful. All the best.

AutumnLeaves said...

It looks like you two had a fabulous day out and about! The landscape is beautiful, Pam!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Great travel ad and fantastic painting. The skies out there are unparalleled!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Lori, Yes, paint those skies. At least get out and do studies.

Claire, Yes it is! and, you seem to be the only one who noticed it! You win the prize!

Thank you Dana, It is amazing all the colors and moods that we find in our skies!

Diane, Thank you. I know, you get those skies in Santa Fe. Let's meet along the way and paint.

Debbi, Thank you. New Mexico is gorgeous. Every geographic area has it's unique beauty. And, the great thing about being artists is how much we see and enjoy that!

Thank you so much Celeste!

Vic, Thanks as always for you caring thoughts.

Thank you Sherrie, yes, i do enjoy seeing all that's out there!

Elizabeth, Yes, western skies are amazing!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Beautiful painting! I love that sky! The next time you plan to take a road trip to New Mexico, let me know. We might just happen to be there! Would love to see you there!

r garriott said...

Beautiful painting! You really captured the colors of an overcast New Mexico spring.

Linda said...

Like everyone else, I really like this painting! Beautiful sky. I loved the photos, too! Fun!! :-)

Jill Berry said...

Great action-in-the-skies painting! Nice warm undertones.

Pam Holnback said...

Nancy, Thanks so much and THANK YOU for the mention in your post!

Thank you R, I love our western skies!

Linda thank you. We all need a little humor in our lives! I thought it was great they they had some in Roswell.

Jill, Thank you. The warm undertones help on cool days.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I just love the alien theme there!!
I did read the book "Majestic" by Whitley Streiber about the Roswell incident. Very Interesting.