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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:28 PM

My Painting of New Mexico stormy skies

The topography in New Mexico is such that in some places the rise of the land allows you to see a 100 miles or more so when storms travel through you can see the thunderclouds that are very far away. So you can see rain falling far away, bright sunshine on the tops of cumulonimbus clouds as well as the very dark undersides, the color of the sky, the lowering of the dark clouds overhead, and lightning strikes in the far distance.



Acrylic on canvas - 24Ē x 36Ē

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lunatica Dec 2019 OP
Freedomofspeech Dec 2019 #1
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50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2019 #2
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RestoreAmerica2020 Dec 2019 #3
lunatica Dec 2019 #32
Iliyah Dec 2019 #4
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Ohiogal Dec 2019 #6
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LiberalLoner Dec 2019 #7
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Newest Reality Dec 2019 #11
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BadgerMom Dec 2019 #18
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yaesu Dec 2019 #19
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TlalocW Dec 2019 #23
lunatica Dec 2019 #28
MBS Dec 2019 #24
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lunatica Dec 2019 #43
chillfactor Dec 2019 #41
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Duppers Dec 2019 #44
TygrBright Dec 2019 #45
lunatica Dec 2019 #47
Niagara Dec 2019 #46
lunatica Dec 2019 #53
fantase56 Dec 2019 #49
lunatica Dec 2019 #52
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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:29 PM

1. Amazing!

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Response to Freedomofspeech (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

30. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:32 PM

2. That is just beautiful!

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

31. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. Stunning! Thanks.

Paz.

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

32. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:32 PM

4. That's pretty cool . . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:13 PM

33. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

5. Beautiful!! Definitely museum-worthy!!

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Response to diva77 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:13 PM

34. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

6. Beautiful!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:13 PM

35. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:38 PM

7. Beautiful!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:13 PM

36. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:40 PM

8. Beautiful !!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:47 PM

9. Wait! You missed that #7 spot in the upper left corner.

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Just kidding. That's really nice. I wish I had artistic abilities like that.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:48 PM

10. LOL!

and thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:55 PM

11. Trs Magnifique!!!

I get the impression!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:01 PM

12. My paintings are highly influenced by the Impressionists

Very different than my drawings which are realistic. Itís like I have an artistic split personality.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:08 PM

13. I see.

Noted.

The painting conveys the emotion and movement of your experience well while transcending the strictures of the paint and canvas with the spirit of creativity. The stirring undercurrent of your style there is both stunning and moody and I can see the influences.

Thanks for sharing and revealing that!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:11 PM

14. That's a wonderful critique

Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:13 PM

15. You're welcome!

I love great art! It's been a lifelong thing and includes many modes.

Keep dabbing away!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:24 PM

16. Nice! I really like the colors in the clouds.

There is usually more color in them than we might notice at first. You captured those colors very well.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:49 PM

21. My love of skies is showing here!

The storms in NM can get really wild and scary. If youíre driving on a highway itís a really good idea to stop on the side of the road until it passes. It will rain so hard that your windshield wipers canít keep up. You see solid water! Usually the storms pass very quickly and youíre in the sunshine. Itís very dramatic.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:27 PM

17. Love this..

We spend a lot of time in New Mexico. In fact weíre in Rio Rancho right now. Youíve captured the storms of New Mexico. ❤️

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:49 PM

22. They're exciting aren't they?!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:31 PM

48. That one that blew through last Saturday

Was a doozy, but not the typical NM thunderstorms I love.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #48)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:41 PM

50. I got caught in one between Taos and Santa Fe at night

It scared the crap out of me!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #50)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:45 PM

51. Quite scary

But it was over so quick. I love New Mexico.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:30 PM

18. Lovely.

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:14 PM

37. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:34 PM

19. Beautiful! And my dream is to move to NM I leave the cold, red North for the last time. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:41 PM

20. I moved here from California when I retired

I love it here!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:55 PM

23. That's beautiful

It actually reminds me of parts of Kansas that I describe as beautiful in their desolation, where you can just see for miles across fields.

Do you make prints of your work, or is this more a private hobby?

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:06 PM

28. I don't make prints

I just retired recently and am getting back into painting again. Iíve been posting some here every week or so. That way it gets seen at least.

Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:59 PM

24. WOW!!! n/t

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Response to MBS (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:15 PM

38. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:00 PM

25. Beautiful. I love the composition too

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:15 PM

39. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:01 PM

26. ohm myyyyyy!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:02 PM

27. So good. Love it.


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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:08 PM

29. beautiful!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:18 PM

40. Beautiful

I live in the Albuquerque foothills and am enthralled with the loveliness of our skies mountains and sunset.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #40)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:26 PM

43. I live in Santa Fe

I love traveling down to Albuquerque and being able to see forever when storms are following each other across the horizon. It takes my breath away.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:18 PM

41. Awesome and so on target!

I live in New Mexico and I agree with everything you said in your post about our state and have often seen the clouds in your painting. Thank so much for your post and beautiful painting!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #41)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:24 PM

42. Thank you!

I have more skyscapes of NM. I plan to paint more too. The subject matter is ever changing in itís splendor. Sky watching has been a lifelong passion of mine.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:31 PM

44. Oh my, oh my!

Stunning.

Name your price!



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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:45 PM

45. Yes, that's JUST how it looks...

I've lost track of how many times I've explained to people that "those paintings of New Mexico scenery or skies that look fantasized or romanticized? THEY'RE PRACTICALLY PHOTOREALISTIC."

Yep.

Just like that.

happily,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #45)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:58 PM

47. Thanks for seeing that.

NM skies are a thing all on their own. I will be painting them again and again.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:50 PM

46. This is stunning, Lunatica

You are very talented.


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Response to Niagara (Reply #46)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:02 PM

53. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:36 PM

49. very beautiful lunatica!

when I worked for the state of new mexico I spent a lot of hours driving all over. you're right about seeing massive storms miles away. part of my territory was down through Alamogordo and TorC. others areas were out through Grants and Gallup. got caught in a few of those storms.

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Response to fantase56 (Reply #49)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:47 PM

52. Once driving from Gallup to Los Lunas we got

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caught in a giant sand storm we were able to see coming from miles away. It must have been 100 miles across from what we could see. We just pulled over on the highway. When we were in it visibility was zero. All we could see was red.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:26 PM

54. Good light contrast

I really like your wheat. I know it's a pic of storm clouds, but I love when stuff out of focus is done well. Nice work!

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Response to JDC (Reply #54)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

55. I wanted to give the impression of strong wind

I couldnít get it in the clouds themselves and I didnít want to show the ground so the wind blown wheat was my choice.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:46 PM

56. The Astonishingly beautiful sky

 

Is the reason New Mexico is my favorite state, among others!

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Response to Fragment (Reply #56)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:55 PM

57. Mine too

I came from California which has gorgeous places but the skies are almost always blue with no clouds. One of the reasons I came was for the skies.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Dec 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

58. Wow! So dramatic!

Nicely done! I like the composition.

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