Spontaneous looking portraits, flowers, landscapes, architecture and boudoir scenes are impressionistically apprehended with quick strokes, broad blends and rich layered pigments.A red stroke next to a white stroke becomes a pink blen ded rose petal at the touch of a finger, stiff bristle dry brush or soft tissue paper.When you are done strolling around, there are also plenty of restaurants and places to relax.
Its picturesque streets and lanes, low adobe houses, beautiful Spanish colonial churches as well as the profusion of Native American arts and crafts and contemporary art have long been a sightseeing attraction for tourists.
In the forest-covered mountain country around the town, the visitor can discover a number of fascinating Native American pueblos that are still occupied.
Buttery soft, velvety smooth and brilliantly hued pastels bring true pleasure to many artists and art lovers.
Florals, figures and fauna manifest themselves in bursts of light captivating radiant color upon toothy surfaces as if through sheer magic.
Degas followed a long line of European artists who were enamored with pastels.