Category Archives: L — Travel Journal, 2003-2006

O’Keefe’s Peternal Mountain

Northern New Mexico has always drawn me to the gorge, the mountains, the high desert, and the people. Between the spring of 2003 and the fall of 2005, I camped my way throughout the Western mountains and the Midwest, while wintering in Taos, NM to study painting. This Travel Journal Gallery is based on watercolor sketches I made of moments captured from these travels.

This small watercolor is of a well-known New Mexico shape–the Peternal–a mountain Georgia O’Keefe painted so often. Like O’Keefe, I am continually drawn to landscapes and the alluring light of the Southwest. On this fun day I had stopped by to visit friends who were staying in this cabin at Ghost Ranch in the heart of ‘O’Keefe Country.’