Rio Chama Autumn

The Rio Chama is one of the most scenic rivers in New Mexico. A major tributary of the Rio Grande, it winds through a colorful landscape of sandstone canyons like the area shown here, which is near the historic town of Abiquiu, famous as the adopted home of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The river is especially beautiful when lined by cottonwoods in their autumn splendor.

PLEASE NOTE: The image above is a cropped version of the original, which is significantly larger. Click here to see the entire painting.

The original watercolor painting is in a private collection. Prints are available at Fine Art America.

This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. All rights reserved.