Part of my textural landscape series, "Late Day Light, Pilar," recalls the path of the morning light as it moves across towering cliffs that cradle the Rio Grande flowing south through the New Mexico high desert. The sunlight brightens the rough geography and endows it with a golden glow. Painted primarily with a palette knife and textural pastes, the painting is then enhanced with transparent glazes. The final surface glistens with the reflective life force of the mighty river. This piece was painted on a cradled board, with blue-gray painted sides, and is wired and ready to hang.

- Jakki Kouffman

Late Day Light, Pilar

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

11" h x 14" w x 2" d
2 lbs. 8 oz.



Jakki Kouffman
St. Petersburg, Florida

Getting to Know Jakki

Jakki Kouffman manipulates paint in much the same way the the whirling desert wind shapes the land around her. The Sante Fe landscape painter integrates Fauvist accents with a great eye for color, all of which shepherds the viewer toward a vivid daydream of howling New Mexico winds. Her long-term series of acrylics is called “Rivers, Mountains and Sea,” and it portrays the idea of resistance and change in the land through bold colors, striking textures and sweeping gestures.