In 1929, the famous painter Georgia O'Keefe was looking for new inspiration, growing tired of her home-base at Lake George, New York. She went by train to Santa Fe, New Mexico then started exploring, which included many horse pack trips into the mountains and deserts, and even visited D.H. Lawrence who lived nearby. Between 1929 and 1949 O'Keefe spent more time painting and exploring in New Mexico than anywhere else. She bought a house at Ghost Ranch, and in 1949 moved permanently there. Today her home is a designated National Historical Landmark, and the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe has many of her paintings and photographs of her, etc.
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Noel_Byrne (27396) 2014-05-06 10:13
I feel like this could be one of those magic pictures, and if I squint just right, I will something else. Perhaps a picture of Ms O Keeffe?? Once again, your gallery shows the deep and rich history of this wild and rugged landscape. Always a pleasure to learn about it.
All the best
saxo042 (37666) 2014-05-07 1:21
The different yellow colours of the earth and the rocks, together with the darker bushes, provide a very fine pattern here, almost like a non-figurative modern painting. Beautiful!
eldancer1 (32033) 2014-05-07 6:37
O'Keefe is one of my favorite artist, I wish I purchase one of her paintings long time ago. This is nice tribute, nicely captured with good details and wonderful earth colors. Well done, tfs.
The land sailors does their sailing a few miles south of Primm, on the Nevada-California stateline. And they come from all parts of the U.S. and Canada in the spring when the wind is the strongest.
nikkitta (16758) 2014-05-08 10:56
Loking at your gallery,can t resist the title, hope you post some photos of the Museum
Informative, interesting note and quite impessive landscape spoted with some green vegetation
Well done, regards
Silvio1953 (130330) 2014-05-08 13:31
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic pinnacle, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (55090) 2014-05-09 1:33
I much prefer this composed without the sky. There really seems like there's gold in them thar hills! Beautiful textures and golden colours. I can see why this place would inspire Madam O'Keefe.
Warmest wishes for a happy weekend