A Southwest Landscape from Albuquerque Museum

Enchanted Mesa by Carl Redin (1280x1009)

This wonderful painting did not satisfy its creator.  This is Enchanted Mesa, painted about 1930 by Carl Redin.  Like the southwest landscape in my previous post, I love this, the lines and the “weight” of the rocks and dark clouds. Here is a detail of the mesa and its rainbow-colored rock in shadow.

Detail of Enchanted Mesa

A surprising quote from the artist beside this beautiful painting at the Albuquerque Museum:

“Every painting is an adventure.  But when it is finished, then always for me comes a disappointment…I burned once a whole year’s work–12 canvases–because they irritated me.  Never have I been quite satisfied with a painting.”   –Carl Redin

Something to think about for all of us, especially those of us who write.

4 thoughts on “A Southwest Landscape from Albuquerque Museum”

  1. I can relate I love painting however I always just hate the painting I happen to be painting,and by the end when its finished I don’t care If I ever see it again

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