Last June, we stopped at a campsite in Las Cruses, New Mexico for a few nights. To say it was hot is an exaggeration - it was EXTREMELY hot! We were parked in a lovely spot, though, above the city and the mountains so that every night was a riot of color as the sun set. I tried to capture on digital camera the beauty of those sunsets, but really, it's not possible. I used one of the photos I did take and tried to remember all the color on the mountains and the city lights. I also decided to use a Richeson board that I prepared with acrylic gesso, in order to have some texture to the painting. I'm happy with the results - it represents a June night high above Las Cruses, NM.