I rested on Monday after the 11 hour drive to Raton but Tuesday I got busy and started a painting of Ashley's patio using a new technique of pastels on a gessoed board with acrylic underpainting. It is very colorful as you can see. The following day I painted a rose in the garden that had just bloomed before we drove up to drop our artwork off at Cuchara which is about 9,000 ft. elevation and beautiful. The Highway of Legends aka Route 12 that we took up there is a fantastic scenic route and I highly recommend it. The day was overcast and cool which was a welcome relief from the lower elevation heat.
I returned to Raton around noon and we packed the car and headed for Taos. Ashley was scheduled to give a presentation at Pecha Kucha night in Penasco just south of Taos. http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/taos/7 You can find out all about it on their website and also about the old theatre where it was held at www.penascotheatre.org. Ashley read her poetry as her artwork was shown behind her on a large screen. She was one of 10 presenters which ranged from painters to bee keepers.