Atelier Krabbé White Rock Edition
Carved by the majestic Rio Grande 'White Rock' in New Mexico is a sacred place to it's first inhabitants, the American Indians.
A geological masterpiece created by lava, landslides, and the mighty Rio Grande, is situated on a vast overlook that stands at 1,000 feet with breathtaking views all around the canyon and the Ancestral Pueblo grounds. Hundreds of ancient American Indians drawings are etched onto the surrounding rock; horned serpents, solitary elk, kachinas, spirals, and bejeweled ladies.
The site of White Rock offers a solitude that inspired Jasper Krabbé to devote a series of paintings to honor this landscape.
White Rock (I) was painted en plein air on site with it’s spectacular vistas, history and rugged terrain and shows the Rio Grande swirling it’s way amid the canyon.
During painting, Krabbé sought refuge from the wind behind the basalt ramparts on the Pajarito Plateau. As a result the original painting has soil blown directly into the paint.
He finished this painting in one session before night fell. This edition is a direct translation of the original painting.