My studio where you can see the plein air version of “Monsoon Monday” to the left next to my larger 30” x 30” studio piece.
How do you find inspiration?
Michele Byrne: Two years ago I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here everything inspires me and I feel like a kid in a candy store. The southwest colors are so much different and I find it a welcomed challenge. Rugged landscapes, sage greens, river gorges, waterfalls, historic churches and Native American pueblos, the list goes on.
Last week when monsoon season started and I was eager to go out and paint a rainy street scene (my east coast subject matter). I set up my easel on the corner of St. Francis and Santa Fe Trail. I had so much fun painting this, I decided to paint a larger version of it.
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