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7.22.13 ~ late morning, urraca mesa

by | Jul 22, 2013 | artist residency, en plein air, new mexico landscapes, oil painting, Philmont, summer

late morning ` urraca mesa ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil and mixed media on panel (en plein air) ~ 6 x 12 inches ~ copyright dawn chandler 2013

I was so pumped from my early morning painting excursion trying to capture the Tooth and Trail Peak, that when I got back into BaseCamp that morning, I decided to keep at it! Here’s just behind the Philmont Museum, looking south to Urraca Mesa. The clouds can’t seem to decide whether they’re coming or going.

I painted this on one of my “word panels”; a panel on which I’ve glued words and phrases. In this case (as with all the paintings in this series) the words come from Rpbert Service’s poem, The Call of the Wild. If you look carefully, you can just make out some of the words bleeding through