evening in the sandias, ii
10 panorama vi
— 12 x 16 inches — oil on canvas
— copyright Dawn Chandler 2010

Here again, the evening sun casting an almost metallic-like glow to the Sandias. The sagebrush, desert grasses and cactus varying in hues of silver, copper, gold, ocre, umber.

My favorite part of this painting is the couple of small brushmarks of orange in the sky, suggesting a glimmer of highlighted clouds breaking through. That, and further above, where blue sky breaks through the mass of purple-gray clouds: