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L Skylar Brown
05-26-2010, 05:20 AM
A Desert Mission in 18th century Southwest.
Alamo (Cottonwood tree)
Gordo (Large)

coops
05-26-2010, 06:19 AM
Wonderful moody painting Skylar:)

javier
05-26-2010, 06:48 AM
Wow....feeling I cross the place holder.:):):)

L Skylar Brown
05-26-2010, 07:48 AM
Coops, Javier - Thank you so much for commenting!

MJSparks
05-26-2010, 08:13 AM
This is a very interesting piece. I can feel the distance in it. The colors and detail work are super, as always and what I've come to expect from you!

Alexandra
05-26-2010, 09:04 AM
I love this Skylar! Another winner!:)

justjean
05-26-2010, 02:32 PM
Your style is shining through in this wonderful painting Skylar :)

MaryLou
05-26-2010, 02:36 PM
I especially like the highlights that are lit up from a distance!

L Skylar Brown
05-27-2010, 09:10 AM
Magen, Sandy, Jean, MaryLou - Thanks for the kind words!

ARTGEEK
05-28-2010, 02:54 AM
Very nice! I really like the way you painted the sky:)

RegnR8
05-28-2010, 03:06 AM
Love the colors in the sky.

ScottF
05-28-2010, 06:54 AM
Skylar, this is super! Donīt know how I missed it. Itīs a theme and a region that I love (although this is far more attractive than the current day city of the same name). :cool:

L Skylar Brown
05-28-2010, 07:27 AM
ArtGeek, Darryl - The sky was the main thing I wanted to create. The mission came after. Thanks!

Scott - When I was 12, we moved to Alamogordo from Arkansas. (My folks had something to do with Top secret Gov. stuff) They went from a Biological warfare base in Pine Bluff to White sands Missle Range. We lived in Alamogordo for a few years before moving up into the beautiful town of Ruidoso. I always was so impressed with these spectacular desert sunsets.

mannafig
05-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Looks great Sky:):)

Lima
05-28-2010, 12:36 PM
Wonderful. Like music crescendo in the sky. Spectacular.:eek:

L Skylar Brown
05-29-2010, 01:38 AM
Dear Oriane - Thank you so much for those wonderful words!

mjordanwy
06-07-2010, 09:04 AM
I live in SE New Mexico about 100 miles from both Ruidoso and Alamogordo, and you have really captured the feel of New Mexico in your beautiful painting. We also have many deserted mission churches in the area. The NM sky has the most incredible colors. The NM mood comes through. You are such a talented painter.

Docsmith626
06-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Delighted that this came round again. It's well worth a second look. Or third. Or fourth. . .

RobertSWade
06-07-2010, 02:55 PM
Wonderful mood and palette here LSB. I too lived in Alamagordo in the mid 70s near the end of my Army stint. Stationed at White Sands but attached to Holliman AFB. Drove across the white sands every morning to my communications station. It's an eerily silent place befitting it's history as the first A-bomb test site.

eighty+
06-08-2010, 09:16 PM
thanks skylar for the translation when seeing Alamo only one thought flashed threw my mind Battle scene I'll have a look just show's how a name can confuse u instead a nice cool evening scene very nice.

by the way u never told me what the rent was for that D/res u painted:D :D :D

eighty+
06-08-2010, 09:28 PM
blimey didn't Know 1st A bomb site not a thing to rember :eek::eek:

L Skylar Brown
06-09-2010, 03:20 AM
MJ - Carlsbad? Hobbs? Those are the places I remember SE from Alamlgordo. We used to go to the Caverns, and my Aunt & Uncle lived in Hobbs. Thank you so much for your wnderful comments.
Doc - Thank you so much!
Robert - We went swimming at the Holliman AFB pool! As kids, we thought we were hot stuff being able to do that.
80+ Thanks. I don't remember how much the rent was - too long ago, now.