rayado summer storm, i
10 panorama xiii
— 10 x 20 inches — oil on canvas
— copyright Dawn Chandler 2010

A summer’s evening in June, looking out over Rayado to the not too distant Miami Mesa. We’re at the junction of Hwy 21 and the Zastrow/Abreu road and looking south. The clouds were boiling cold with hail and rain, when finally they broke and swelled with color.

This is last of my panoramic landscape ‘studies” that I created in response to a commission request by friends of mine. [details here]. I’m delighted to conclude this project with a strong painting. All of my paintings in this series have been good and satisfying, but for me, this last piece is my favorite of the series. I like the verity of the colors, the natural compliments therein, and the energy and freshness of the brushstrokes. Indeed, this painting came together quickly and confidently and to my eye, it shows.

I thoroughly enjoyed this panorama project and based on the inquires about and sales I’ve had of these works, others seem to have enjoyed it, too. As a result, you can expect to see more panoramic paintings in the future!