Rio Grande ROjo
12" x 16" pastel landscape painting
© Dina Gregory
framed under non-reflective museum glass
framed outer dimensions: 18" x 22"
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Rio Grande Rojo pastel
Santa Elena Canyon is a favorite painting spot for me as well as other artists. Painting the Rio Grande river as it flows through the towering mountain walls is a very dynamic scene.
But, on this cloudy morning my eye was drawn to the left of this iconic scene, where the mountain has a sharp diagonal drop. The absence of bright light was allowing the grasses, the mountain range and the river to show their deeper colors of red and gold.