Friday, February 17, 2017

new paintings, new challenges....

My newest 150 CHALLENGE painting:

HAZY MOON
8X8"
oil on cradled board

I love this painting.
I don't paint Canyon Women very often, 
but I love this one!

These women are walking to the top of the hill 
to get a nicer view of the beautiful full moon.
The oranges in the landscape contrast nicely with
the blues of the women.

I have 53 CHALLENGE paintings to complete
and I am taking my sweet time finishing them.

I am also working on some gifts and commissions.

My next project is in the planning stages and I
will let you know as soon as I know for sure!

In other news, I already have a show scheduled for 2018.
Keeping it under wraps for a while.

And BIG NEWS!!!

I am hosting an ART PARTY in later Spring!


I'm working out the details now,
but I'm thinking the middle of May.

This will be a free event limited to the first 75 registrants.
The food will be free (you can bring a dish if you like),
the food will be Mexican and the fun will be fantastic.

Carlos and Mezcla Latina will be playing again,
there may be dancing,
and I will also open up the studio for a special

STUDIO SALE!

 stay tuned for more details and get ready to PARTY....

For purchase information on the HAZY MOON,
CLICK HERE



Thursday, February 16, 2017

catching up

Hi everyone,

I don't know where the time has gone, but it is almost spring.
I've been busy but not blogging as much as usual.
And that's sad, because blogging is one of my favorite things to do.

So, I am catching up here today.

I just finished my taxes and what does an artist
do after she finishes her taxes?
She takes a drive to Corrales, of course.

It is still technically winter
but I found a couple of signs of spring.
Or things that made me think of spring.

I had no idea that in some places,
the forsythia is already blooming!


And this this beautiful wall with the cool mailbox and sun shadows
is right around the corner from me.
Check out the hubcap mailbox stand.


A view of my favorite cornfield is below.
This cornfield and I have a history.
And what made me very sad today is that
it has a FOR SALE sign on it.

NO, NO, NO, NO.
The sign says that 12 acres are for sale.
I can just picture a big developer coming in and 
creating an urban-looking subdivision.

I want my cornfield.
I photograph and paint this field in every season:

 Winter

 Spring

 Plowing time

 Red chile time

 Corn growing time

 Early morning time

 Duck time

 Crane time

 Anytime


 Morning glory time

Sunflower time

I have even painted this field a few times


One of my favorites



I guess you can't stop progress.
BUT - I can't imagine losing all of those sunflowers,
 morning glories, cranes, ducks, and harvests.

I hope they grow corn this year.
If they do, I'm going to take photographs every day
and paint it at least ten times.

Meanwhile, I came across a couple 
of cool bike photos:




I've also been busy painting:








And these are from Taos.
These paintings make me think of spring 
and plein air painting.
And Taos!

Going back as soon as the blossoms are out!





I've also been painting for my facebook group:
"LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"




I didn't care for the composition in this one,
so I painted another:


The concept is I post a photo of somewhere or something
in New Mexico and a group of artists from all over the 
US and Canada paint their version of it.
It's such fun and it's so cool to see how the
artists interpret the photo.

You can check out the LPNM blog at the end of this post.

And boy, do I want spring to come soon.
We didn't really have much of a winter,
but spring is my thing!

Day trips, paint outs, and green things!!


I will write more tomorrow.
To see the LPNM blog, CLICK HERE.

Friday, January 27, 2017

"GLASS POPPIES"

"GLASS POPPIES"
10x10"
mixed media
gallery wrap canvas painted around the sides
$225

My first lined piece of work in quite a while.
I have missed it!

I am trying to paint one per week
because any more than that, and I get a headache.
The lines are tedious, but they do bring something to my soul

This painting is available.
To purchase, click on the Paypal button below.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

melancholy

I'm Back!


 I have spent two weeks transferring my domain name
 from one server to another, and trust me, I have missed blogging.
It took so long!

 I don't know what it is about this time of year, 
but I have the melancholy blues.
It's cold and dreary outside, 
My mom and one of my best friends passed 
away during the month of January.
My young niece passed away last month.
I know I'll get over it - it just takes time.
Oh, and I am already missing the Obama family.

 So that's why I'm posting hollyhocks.
These beautiful flowers make me feel happy.
They never fail to perk up my energy.

 I haven't painted for about four days 
and these images make me want to get out my brushes!

 I have painted this hollyhock scene at least five or six times.
It never gets old, that grey adobe background.

 An old cabinet at the antique store.
I have painted this scene too.

 These colors remind me of the 4th of July!

 The beauty of Taos hollyhocks!

 Old Town hollyhocks

 North Valley hollyhocks

 This is a scene I am going to paint next week.

Oh man, I think I just rid myself of most of my blues.
Now I will browse a few artists' websites
and take a peek at my newest art magazines.

And maybe tomorrow....a painting.