"Quiet Pond, Near Box Canyon" is part of my textural landscape series executed with a painting knife. It was inspired by many hikes through Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, near the summer home of Georgia O’Keeffe. In the fall, the desert explodes with the golden color of the blooming rabbitbrush. The brilliant red rock formations fill the air with a rusty pink glow, visible even on the shadowed base of the clouds. The painting surface, executed with textured acrylic pastes, was built up and then carved back to achieve its varied surface effect. This piece is on a masonite board and will need a frame for display. 

- Jakki Kouffman

Quiet Pond, Near Box Canyon

Acrylic painting on masonite board

Signed on front

14" h x 11" w x .12" d
1 lbs. 0 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.