Desert Sunset

A Desert-Sunset may be one of the most beautiful landscapes in nature. As the sun begins to set the shadows created by the barrancas and the sunlit hilltops create ever-changing patterns and colors. The sky is painted with all the hues of the reds, yellows, and purples. The desert is sparkling with color that changes gradually to shades of blue and purple as the sun begins to set. New Mexico and particularly Santa Fe offer many opportunities for the photographer and for the tourist.

The painting Desert-Sun uses acrylic gel to create texture and is predominantly red, yellow and reddish brown creating a turmoil of warmth before the chill of the desert night. The desert cools quickly and animals sheltered from the desert heat soon emerge.


32" x 24" Acrylic and acrylic gel on wood panel