Sweet Light Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located in the Texas Panhandle, encompasses the second largest canyon in the United States. Only the Grand Canyon in Arizona is larger.

Native Americans occupied this lovely place for 12,000 years before the arrival of Spanish explorers. Later, cattlemen like the famous Charles Goodnight established ranches. “Palo Duro” is Spanish for “hard wood,” a reference to the abundant mesquite and juniper trees.

The term “Sweet Light” in the title refers to the light you get for the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset. Photographers and artists favor these times, because the light is so gorgeous.


This original painting is available for purchase.

•    oil on canvas, ready for hanging or framing

•    30″ x 40″

•    $2,800 US. (Shipping within the USA is included in the price.)

Contact Bernard Marks if you’re interested.

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