Acrylic painted on 100-year-olds ledger sheets, glued to gallery wrapped canvas
Orchards are such interesting and enchanting places. I love the shadows and the patterns made from the rows of trees as the light dances among them.
Recently, on a trip to New Mexico, Laura and I visited Taos, Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch, and her charming home near Abiquiu, which is situated along the Chama River. The house became her permanent home in her later years. It was located on several acres, which included an orchard and gardens where she grew produce for herself and her guests. The orchard is still there.
My friend, Eddie Harrison recently shared that he made an impromptu visit to Georgia O’Keefe back in the 1980s in Abiquiu. They picked peaches in that very orchard and then went inside to eat them. Can you even imagine picking peaches with Georgia O’Keefe in her orchard and then being invited inside to eat and converse? What a memorable experience!
“Chama River Orchard” was inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s orchard in Abiquiu. The colors evoke the New Mexico aesthetic.