"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way--things that I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe

Adobe Shapes an original acrylic painting on canvas by Nita Leland

Adobe Shapes by Nita Leland
Acrylic on canvas
16"X20 "

The colors and shapes of adobe buildings in New Mexico fascinate me. When I'm home in Ohio I like to exaggerate these aspects and use them as abstract design elements in a painting. I isolated this part of the building in my photograph, sketched the lines on canvas and underpainted the entire canvas with a red-orange background. Then I painted the sky, windows and doors and finished with details and color accents.

A step-by-step demonstration of this painting is in Exploring Color, pp. 104-105.

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