High Desert, Chama, NM
8x10 oil on canvas 150.
I love the desert because the absence of grass allows the formation of the land to be clearly seen.
Here, the sloping hillside shows how the rains create culverts which in turn provide wonderful shadow patterns.
Natures colors are pretty amazing. The cool blues of the distant hills, ochres and reds of the earth, the cool, light turquoise of the rabbit grass, rich greens of the pinon bushes, topped off with the purples of the shadows. No wonder artists love it here.