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03.28.2013 ~ baldy mountain from wilson mesa ~ sense of rain coming

by | Mar 28, 2013 | Baldy Mountain, new mexico landscapes, oil painting, Philmont, Wilson Mesa

baldy mountain from wilson mesa ~ the sense of rain coming — by dawn chandler — oil on panel — 12″x24″ — copyright dawn chandler 2013

The second of my Baldy from Wilson Mesa views — this one based on a photo by Doug Latimer (thank you, Doug!). I love the chunky impasto paint of the water (put in with a palette knife.)  I can just feel the wind starting to pick up as the clouds move in and darken that ridge to the right. The water’s starting the lap at the shore as it shifts from blue to grey-white. 

“Rain’s comin’, better get a move-on.”