Mesa Verde Pueblo Dwellings

If I were to travel to Colorado, I might see a …

#doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Mesa. Or in this case, cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.

Did you know that Mesa Verde is a certified International Dark Sky Park, which means you can experience the night sky with little to no light pollution, as people did a millennium ago.

I cheated a little because, while searching for Mesa references, I came across a reference photo of the cliff dwellings that I loved. I firmly had the vision in my head for the painting. And almost from the first brush stroke, I knew I was doing it wrong. Lol! I don’t know why that happens sometimes. Possibly because with such a strong vision, I’m not flexible enough to listen to my tools. I’ll have to try this one again, later and see if I can get closer to what I’m shooting for.

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  • Pixabay photo reference courtesy of d3centista.

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Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

2 thoughts on “Mesa Verde Pueblo Dwellings

  1. Your painting reminded me of my visit to Mesa Verde in the 1970s. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. And I did not know that it’s a certified International Dark Sky Park. Cool.

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