Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I`m organizing a page of paintings for my website of New Mexico work. This was the first of many big watercolors I began in 1988. I was living in Chimayo in a derelict mobile home. After pushing the furniture out of the way, I`d unroll the paper, cut off a piece, put it in the shower to moisten, then slap it down on a wet sheet of plywood while crawling around the edges with a staple gun attaching it. My generous landlords gave me a very cheap rent which allowed me to concentrate on painting. I sure got a lot of work done.