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.
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”
What a lovely and strong painting! I am especially enthralled by how strong the Enchanted Mesa appears, impregnable and yet so rainbow-beautiful.
Strong…that’s a great word for it.
I understand completely. Much of my own work irritates me
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