Nostalgic New Mexico Road House Watercolor

New Mexico Road House

The Weiler House just framed this watercolor for me, in preparation for the One-Man Show this fall.  See for the gallery’s website.  I saw this abandoned road house several years ago while traveling New Mexico during the late summer.  I painted it once before, putting railroad tracks in the foreground.  This time I thought I would let the “Mother Road” roll past the front.  I seem to recall that this collection of buildings was near historic route 66.

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2 Responses to “Nostalgic New Mexico Road House Watercolor”

  1. lesliepaints Says:

    Great framing jobs on all of these. It will be fun to follow your blog about the one-man show, David.
    I like this painting and more because of all the different grays in it. I find grays very difficult, at times and admire the way this piece flows from one gray to the next seamlessly. Beautiful.


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you, Leslie. This is my 2nd attempt on this subject. The first one sold and I was happy with it, except I had used RxR tracks to avoid the transition of the buildings to the pavement. So, after that sale, I gutted this one out, sticking to the problems of foundation, gravel and pavement. I actually was at an art festival (sales were slow) and painted this one in my booth as I passed the hours. Thank you again for looking. I’m very pleased with how it turned out.


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