Chamisa is such an interesting shrub in the high dessert. It's bright flowers add a touch of color to the sometimes bleak countryside. This original pastel painting is done on a rough surface to give more character to the painting. Little chuncks of pastel are casting shadows in the photo, something you don't always see.
Pastel on Pastelbord. 7 x 5 inches. This painting is at home with several others in a private collection in Magdalena, New Mexico.