I first fell in love with the beauty of clouds and skies in New Mexico several years ago, which is where this reference photo was taken. The skyscapes are amazingly beautiful, perhaps enhanced by the open roads and the colorful landscape. I didn't paint them then, but took many pictures for my collection, and have studied them intensely since. They are more difficult to paint than I had thought. This is another attempt at oils, and it took 3 days to get it where I am marginally happy.