Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Images of Taos

I have just had the privilege to spend five days with 15 creative artists who attended A Case of Curiosities -- a retreat I hosted with Roxanne Evans Stout in Taos, New Mexico. This was a week filled with creativity, exploration, laughter and joy. As the days unfolded it became so much more that an art class. It was truly an experience to remember.

As a way to bring this experience to you, I will be sharing a series of posts that hopefully capture the uniqueness of the retreat, the beauty of the location, and the creativity of all those involved. Today  I bring you...

Images of Taos

Shadows

Moonlight

Lines

Symmetry 

Branches

Patina

Vignettes

Mountain Views

Wagon Wheels

Plants

Adobe

Elevation

The Light

Colors

Clouds

Stairways

The Land

Texture

Open Arms

29 comments:

Jenny Marples said...

Living vicariously here Seth! Looks wonderful x

Roberta Warshaw said...

Taos is indeed a very special place. I lived there in the early 1970s for a bit. It was an amazing and light filled environment filled with creativity. Every artist should spend at least a little time there. Glad you got the chance!

Jennifer said...

Isn't New Mexico heavenly? I've only been to Santa Fe so far, but the vastness and ever changing sky and light had me falling in love with it in my first few seconds there. You've captured the feel of NM in your photos. By the way, is that a Bill Worrel sculpture in the last photo?

Jo Murray said...

Taos is on my bucket list...love the adobe.

Sharon Y said...

Amazing imagery. It seems so peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous photos, gorgeous colors and textures.
(The building next to the stairway looks like a face.)
Love the peaceful vastness.

Cindy said...

Ps... Love the light and shadows.

Jacki Long said...

Gorgeous photos Seth, what a trip!
Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

Anne Philipson said...

Wonderful photos Seth - thank you.

credmayne.com said...

Stunning.

Kasia Krzymińska said...

Mmm... this is so inspiring! It's not only the place that's beautiful but also the way you are photographing it. You managed to catch some unique details, light and mood. Thank you so much for sharing!

elle said...

nicely captured and so very different from the frozen north!

ßeulah ßee said...

Having lived in the southwest my entire life, I often take the scenery for granted. Seeing your wonderful photos and experiencing images taken by someone with newcomer eyes has given me a better appreciation of the beauty that is Tao (aptly named don't you think?).

Michele Unger said...

Your images are stunning, Seth, and so evocative of that special time we all shared at "Mabel's." It was a week to celebrate and remember! Thank you for making my time in Taos so magical. You and Roxanne provided so much more than just art projects and techniques. I am so grateful.

Bill said...

Incredibly wonderful photos!

texasbarb said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

oneartistjournal.com said...

Okay, can't stand it...that I missed that...

Leslie said...

It looks like a wonderful time and sounds like a really successful workshop! Congratulations!

Pawsitively Creative said...

These pictures are so pretty and good. Love the doors and the pop of patina and blue, inspiring photos and I sure hope you had fun teaching your class! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

Hastypearl said...

It's so great when events go from being a workshop to a retreat. Inner Discovery happens, friendships are forged. It's an eternal kind of thing.... Sounds like that's what happened....And a little texture,too:) Glad for the share...Laura

Indira said...

Been to New Mexico several times, especially Santa Fe and Abiquiu. Have not made it to Taos yet. The beauty of NM never ceases to amaze me. Glad you were able to partake on that.

Diana Gabriella said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful, evocative pictures. Taos is filled with stunning inages. The class with you and Roxanne last week was a game-changer for me in terms of opening my eyes to so much more. Of everything. Thank you for that. :) :)

femminismo said...

Where did you find the feathered metal sculpture?! Great.

Sherri Sinclair said...

Beautiful pictures Seth. I am so thankful to have had you and Roxanne as instructors at the retreat. It was truly amazing. I created art at a whole other level than ever before. Thank you.

Sue Marrazzo said...

REALLY Special!

sharon young said...

What a fabulous collection of images, it looks like an amazing place, thank you for sharing it.

Cindy said...

I realize it's also the starkness in the photos that's so stunning and beautiful to me. Thanks so much for sharing. I was in the southwest many years ago. Makes me want to go back.

trish quilty said...

Love all your photos Seth. Sent them to my son who lived in Taos for years, to enjoy. The photo "moonlight" actually looks like a painting. Thanks for sharing.

rivergardenstudio said...

Gorgeous photos of such a magical place... love them all!
- roxanne