Monday, May 9, 2011

"Desert Majesty" (El Capitan - Guadalupe Mountains)

12" x 16" Oil on canvas

I finished this painting yesterday after debating whether to add more detail to the mountains and the rocky foreground; finally decided to let it be.    It is very typical of the Chihuahuan Desert where the Guadalupe Mountains are located.   This particular mountain peak is known as El Capitan and rises about  1000 feet high above the desert floor.   This area is on the southwest tip of the mountains and is about 90 miles east of  El Paso, Texas.    More information about this painting and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park may be found here

Hope you enjoy this new landscape and now it is time to move on to a new painting and more miniature works.

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