I like to study classic Taos founder paintings as a way to understand the signature compositional styles and storytelling factors.
I have painted a short series, with plans to do more as time allows
In one case, I painted Edmund Davidson’s painting called “Ufer’s Alley.”
Davidson painted many of the subjects covered by Walter Ufer because often, his easel was set up just a few feet away from Ufer’s setup.
I really didn’t finish it. It is more of an underpainting, but I felt it captured the feeling of a Taos alleyway and I didn’t want to mess it up so I just stopped.
I’ve painted Ufer’s “Old Spanish Gate” in two formats, and I have also copied Victor Higgins and Maynard Dixon.