Monday, August 30, 2010

08.30.2010 ~ philmont summer, xii — evening horses

— evening horses — philmont summer, xii
— 6 x 6 inches — oil on panel — from the daily painting series
— copyright Dawn Chandler 2010

This is a view that inspires me every time I witness it: horses grazing in the pasture that runs along Hwy 21 and sits just north of Philmont's basecamp, between the staff parking lot and the Cito Road. Cottonwoods edge the field on the north and east sides, while the west edge fades upwards into the long spine of Tooth Ridge.When the day is done and the shadows are long and there's horse out there....well, it's a poetic scene.
On this summer's eve, there was an orange tinge to the evening light, casting a veil of warmth over the landsscape. (It glows in the painting but is less apparent here in the photograph of the painting).
That's Black Mountain there in the background.


neva gagliano said...

my friend carolynn rafman from montreal just sent me your website, leading me to your blog.
i LOVE taos, and your work is beautiful...will have to visit your studio or gallery when i come out next july. . .do you list any of the 6x6 paintings? i only saw prints and soaps on your website.
all the best to you up there in my favorite ever place in the world..i'll check back in on your blog from time to time. neva

Dawn Chandler said...

Bless you, Neva, for your kind comments!

All of the paintings on my web site are for sale, unless otherwise marked. Feel free to email me directly if there are specific ones that you are interested in:

Thank you again for your kind comments and for following my blog!

~ Dawn