Rain Over Pedernal

Acrylic on paper, 12″x16″

There is a long, narrow mesa near Abiquiu in New Mexico called Cerro Pedernal, known to the locals as just Pedernal. I believe there is a particular type of rock common there that is collected by the native people for some use. But what makes Pedernal especially sacred to me is that Georgia O’Keeffe’s ashes were spread on the top of this mesa. I had a friend once who owned land at the foot of this mesa, and we would go hiking there often. I always found myself silently praying to Georgia to give me inspirations for great paintings. I caught this view of rain over Pedernal one afternoon when passing the Chama river.

Framed in silver wood.

Giclee Prints