Sunday, July 26, 2009

Arroyo Seco Mercantile Truck #2 - Taos, NM

This truck has been parked outside the Mercantile store in Arroyo Seco, NM. Everytime I have visited, I have tried to get a better photograph. I've painted it several times. This particular view, I've painted once before, in a smaller version. When it sold, my husband was disappointed, so I painted it for him, a little larger...(8 x 8) and I think a little better.

I'm traveling to New Mexico next week and I hope to see the pickup truck again. I have heard they moved it to the other side of the store, making it difficult to get a good shot of it. I hope it has been moved back to a proper photo location.


  1. When we went to Taos last year I commented that, "There was Karen's truck." I love this old fellow.

    Have fun in Angel Fire and take some good shots of those magnificent sunsets!

  2. Thanks, Carol. You will be missed. I wish the whole group was going on this trip. Maybe next year.

  3. I LOVE this truck painting, too...I hope you will find some more good shots of it on your trip, and some other good locations for paintings, too! We will miss you!

  4. Old rusty trucks...they have so much personality and character. I love it. I hope that you find some new rusty old trucks to paint when you are in New Mexico nest week.

  5. Sharon and Kay... Thank you for the pat on the back. I do hope I will find some more interesting trucks on the trip to New Mexico... especially in good light.