Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hiker's Reward

"Hiker's Reward", oil, 11" x 14" is a plein air painting of the Sandia Mountains as seen from Elena Gallegos Open Space in Albuquerque. I spent parts of three August mornings working on this painting on location. The open space is a popular hiking, biking horseback riding and picnicking area immediately east of the city. Albuquerque is at an elevation of 5,312 feet. Add another 5,367 feet and you are on the top of the Sandias. On the crest of the mountain is a restaurant that is accessed by the Sandia Peak Tramway, the worlds longest aerial tram ride (2.7 miles).

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