Chamisa Time

Chamisa, also called “rabbit bush,” is common throughout the arid regions of the southwestern United States. It is an attractive, bushy plant throughout the year, but beginning in early autumn, it puts on a spectacular display of golden-yellow flowers in umbrella-like clusters.

Chamisas grow along arroyos (the Spanish term used in New Mexico to describe usually dry stream beds), or wherever water occasionally flows. The chamisas were in full bloom when I painted this scene.

One of my other paintings, “Snow in the Arroyo,” shows what an arroyo looks like after a winter snow.

This original painting is available for purchase.

•    acrylic on canvas, ready for hanging or framing

•    48″ x 36″

•    $3,500 US. (Shipping within the USA is included in the price.)

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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.