The colors of the mountains of the Southwest change so dramatically and as a painter I cannot paint fast enough. The exhilaration of being outdoors brings all your senses to life as I attempt to capture this beautiful symphony of colors. This was my first time plein air painting in the Southwest and I now know why it is a favorite of artists throughout the United States. The brilliant light, the crisp clear air, the endless sun-filled days dazzle the senses. Although I will not frame every piece I painted the experience of painting in God's beautiful creation is truly a spiritual experience.