Friday, February 05, 2021

5 corrales summer garden


9x12" oil

Dreaming of summer, can you tell?


3 summer bounty


10x8" oil

Ode to a beautiful hollyhock garden!


2 on the way

8x10" oil
This painting is from the "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"
facebook painting Challenge.
It's the river running right alongside the highway
on the way to Taos, New Mexico.
Never fails to move me.


1 casa on edith street


8x10" oil

A plein air painting day in the north valley near my home.

I would love to live in this old house and fix it up!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

visions of pilar

 I'm working in the studio today.

It started snowing sometime this morning,

so I didn't really get out today.

I did watch Joe Biden's inauguration though.

So very inspiring and beautiful!

And i am dreaming of Pilar...


8x6" oil
For purchase information

Sunday, January 17, 2021

a new year. new goals


Wow, what a year 2020 was!

I don't even want to talk about it,

so I'm not going to.


I started the new year with no clear goals or projects in mind.

So I figured the best thing to do is work on

a major purge, clean-up, and organization of the studio.

Six totes of art book, magazines, and supplies later

are now headed into the garage until I can have a sale.

All of those books are art magazines have really

helped sustain me through unmotivated times.

I have been pondering what goals

 I may want to aim for in 2021.

I'm hoping that the vaccine works and

I can actually hug my family members this year.

I'm hoping that I get to hang out with artist friends,

go to lunches, hold a few workshops, 

have my big ART PARTY in  September, 

and do lots of plein air painting.

 I am definitely planning a Challenge of some sort.

There are a couple of subjects and mediums that are out of

my comfort zone, I'm going to work on those.

 In addition to painting, I will be working on

my ornaments every week, and I also want to

explore jewelry, fabrics, and clay.


I also want to work on perfecting

my technique with gouache.


5x7" gouache

I also plan to BLOG a lot more.

I've been busy and forgot how much I love it.

And I'm going to start a youtube channel,

where I can post instructional videos and 

demos. THAT I will enjoy figuring out!


 I plan on joining some new art associations,
and will be continuing my artist in/out of residence
at Los Poblanos Inn and Farm.

I will also be participating in Sumner and Dene's annual
GARDEN SHOW coming up in June.

Okay, that's it!
The KC Chiefs game is coming on, and
that's my jam right now.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time flies...

 Hi all,

It has been a month or so since I posted.

A lot has happened in that time.

My dad passed away a few days ago. 

He was almost 91 and had been in the hospital. 

We were all around his bedside when he went 

and for that, I am grateful.

 I love you dad

I've been out painting a lot.

I forget how much I love plein air painting

until I get busy with other things and don't go anywhere.

Here are a few recent photos and paintings:


La Luz Trail

Nambe Badlands

Albuquerque Open Space


Near my house


                                        Albuquerque Open Space


                                            Placitas Loop Road

                                                 La luz Trail

Nambe Badlands

                                                 Nambe Badlands

Albuquerque Open Space

Albuquerque Open Space

I don't know about you guys but I am so excited 

for the upcoming fall season and the

changing of the colors. 

I can't wait to paint those golds!

I'm also starting on my ornaments soon and

will post them as they are finished.

                                 They will be $30 each plus $5 shipping.

  I will also be offering gift cards sets in a gift box,

6 cards to a box (regularly $6 each) for $30, 

So anyway, stay tuned,

a lot of things are happening, 

even in this covid world.

Love you all.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

checking in....

It's been over a month since I've checked in.

I can't say why I haven't been posting.
It's probably the coronavirus, it's hard to stay motivated
not knowing when we will actually be free of this.

So, I will let you know what I've been doing.

I am working on my HAPPY SOUL series.
I started at painting #90 and I am now working on painting #23.
That means I have painted 67 paintings!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

I have also been trying to get out and do some plein air painting.
Here are my latest:

 Painting at Corrales

 Painting at Albuquerque Open Space

Painting at Jemez yesterday

I am trying to get motivated to start working on 
my ornaments. 
I ordered a ton of acrylic paintings for them and the next day
I got an email that they had cancelled the order because none
of the paints were in stock.
I also can't find my gloves ANYWHERE!
Because of the quarantine I guess.

Anyway, I will keep plugging along.
I have several commissions, and plan
to work on those this week.

Everybody, stay sane until this virus is over!
Oh, and if you want to see all of the HAPPY SOUL
paintings, click HERE.
There is a Paypal Buy Now button under
each painting that is not already sold.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

checking in

Hi all,

I know it's been a while since I checked in here.
I'd like to say I've been really busy,
but in truth, I have been doing a lot of resting, sleeping in, 
and just enjoying life, even through quarantine.

I eventually decided that I
was sort of wasting away creatively, 
so what did I decide to do?

Created myself a new Challenge!

I call them the HAPPY SOUL paintings.

These are paintings meant to uplift your
soul and make you happy.

I started with Painting #90,
and have worked my was down to Painting #55.

Here are a just a few:

I am having so much fun!
I am also having challenges.
I have scraped off three paintings so far,
and completely started over.
And been satisfied with the end results.

 Oh, I am also starting up my personal blog again,
"Mudbaths and Moonbeams."
This blog focuses on food, health,
 exercise and trying to live a healthy life.
Succeeding and failing.
Anything not art related.

I have started it and stopped it many times.
Maybe this one will stick!
I haven't posted anything new yet, but
will start tonight, time permitting.
Since I have SO much to do....

To check out: