Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10.19.2010 ~ daybreak


daybreak
10 panorama xii
— 10 x 30 inches — oil on canvas
— copyright Dawn Chandler 2010


Another panorama based on a photo taken by my friend, Douglas. This painting didn't feel as challenging to pull off as the previous one, mainly because I didn't feel quite as stumped by the colors. That's not to say capturing the sunlight highlighting the earthy ochres and browns of the New Mexico grasslands is easy! It's just that with practice I'm getting a little more skilled at finding that certain brownish-ochre-gold tone with my paints.

On the left, the larger mountain mass is Urraca Mesa. We're looking down a fence line, with the road off to the right.

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