Buy Prints of Mesa Green, a Acrylic on Wood by Andrew Fearnside from United States. It portrays: Landscape, relevant to: rough, texture, valley, contemplative, desert, spring green, kermit green, meditation Dragging straw through plaster. Smoothing it with a trowel. Cutting into it as it gets leathery, like a plow through hardpack. I build the ground of each painting by working plaster over wood, always mindful of the feel of the material and the tools in my hands, attendant on the way the marks feel in my belly, in my stance. Sooner or later an image gels as the plaster dries. After sealing the plaster, I continue to feel my way through the work, developing a relationship with the image the plaster-drawing suggested. In this painting, it took a while to understand that the heavy striations in the upper middle edge were behind the rough textures of the middle left, as if planes of rocks were stacked up against one another, pressing into the plane of the painting's surface. Having found that, intuition could shift the reigns to reason--mostly--and the painting neared completion. I live in the high desert of New Mexico, in the valley of the Rio Grande. We are bounded here by tall, dry rock on both sides--a mesa to the west, and the Sandia Mountains to the east. The mesa lifts up above the green valley, sometimes looming, sometimes sheltering, always holding a mystery in the distance. In this painting I chose to peek above the soft green of cottonwood leaves and adorn the distant mesa with jewel-like beaded marks.