And now to go bigger.

The horizontally configured rectangle was working for me. 
Despite some very abstract elements, the horizontal format helps to suggest landscape, if even only sub/consciously.
I was digging these paintings, and was itching to go larger; paint bigger.  So I did:

beyond where we thought ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16″ x 36″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014
where i had gone ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16″ x 36″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014
allow us so that we can ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 16″ x 36″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014


 At Playa, I was limited by the size of art I could get into an already full car. 
At my old place here in Santa Fe, I was limited in scale due to a cramped studio.
Moving into my new loft space this spring has allowed me to open up and expand my painting in all sorts of glorious ways — including scale. 

always be my home ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 24″ x 48″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014
then i find myself ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 24″ x 48″ ~ copyright dawn chandler 2014



This show opens tonight. I hope you can make it.

The Outback Series: Mixed Media Paintings Inspired by the Western Landscape by Dawn Chandler is on view from August 2 – September 12, 2014 at Salon X, 226 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico, 87571
Opening reception Saturday, August 2, 6:00 – 8:00pm