Mark Bowles: Capturing the New West

Published online courtesy Southwest Art, August, 2012

Mark Bowles, 5:30 AND 6:30 PM, acrylic, 60"x80"

Mark Bowles, 5:30 AND 6:30 PM, acrylic, 60"x80"

“As a painter, I define the different elements of the landscape using line, color, form, and composition. In this particular painting, 5:30 AND 6:30 PM, I have brought in one more element: time. By isolating one section of the painting and having that represent a different time of day, I make note of how that affects the colors of the atmosphere and landscape, how they are very different and how they meld together. It is one painting with two moments in time.”