Gila Wilderness, mid-September, near the Lilly Monument. 11"x14"
The light values are so high; the scrub and mountains and rocks, and it can be so quiet!
Have been experimenting with new pigments; mainly different earth colors from Mussini (raw umber light), Sennelier (warm grey, raw umber, Modigliani ochre, Tuscan earth), Lefranc & Bourgeois (red ocher). But also more vibrant pigments (Indian and lemon yellows, cinnabar, antique red (a deep vermillion) Pthalo blue, and a deep Payne's Grey by Sennelier. Eventually I'm sure the number of colors on the palette will boil down but for now everything is fair game.
8x13" this is very much a sketch. yes, the mountains are that shape sometimes. While working on this painting I had the pleasure of being visited by three of Silver City's finest. They approached me from three different directions quite cautiously. I was under suspicion of carrying a shotgun. Looks like an easel to me but, whatever.
6"x12" Near the Continental Divide trail west of Tyrone.
6x12" Later that morning as rain-season storms start to build.
6x12" Western slope of the Gila on the way west to Lordsburg.
The much larger picture.