Wednesday, May 04, 2016

new 150 Challenge painting


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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

What's is Happening

I have been busy!
Painting 150 Challenge paintings is my life right now.
 BUT - summer is going to be non-stop work and fun.

~ I have an art event this week at Nedra Matteucci galleries this week.
~ I am painting at a gallery on Canyon Road this weekend.
~ It's almost Mother's Day.
~I am gifting myself a three day weekend in Taos to paint, read, photograh, and enjoy good food.
~ I am painting at the Corrales Garden Tour on Sunday, June 5 from 9am-5pm.
~ I am in the upcoming Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, painting five days in and around Santa Fe with an exhibition at the end.
~ I am going to a wedding and seeing old friends and family!
~ I am having an Art Dinner Party in July 
to celebrate the end of the 150 Challenge.
I can't wait!

 I took a trip to Corrales last week and I always go to my favorite garden.
These pretty purple iris were the first bloomers.
There is so much more to come in this garden.
I'm trying to go by once a week to chart the progress of the flowers.

 A weird half-car sculpture.
Does anyone know what kind of car this is? 
It looks like something my uncle used to drive.

 My favorite "pumpkin head" couple.
They have an umbrella and flowers. 
I guess they're ready for that saying:
"April showers bring May flowers."

 This is a cool photo,
A man working his garden with
the apple orchard in the background and
the Sandia mountains beyond that.
I see a painting here.

 Our lady of Guadalupe fits in everywhere!

 The Mexican evening primrose looked so pretty 
against this grey adobe wall.

 A cool Mexican outfit and folk art chicken.

 I also ventured over to Los Poblanos.
It's another local treasure that I like to photograph regularly.
The trees and flowers always look different and I love to paint 
the lavender when it's in full bloom.

 A not quite green little vineyard.

 See, she fits in everywhere!

 I found this cool book at the antique store.
It has great old pictures in it.
I haven't read it, but I bet it's filled with interesting info about 
Miss Mabel and all of her friends.

 One of my peonies in full bloom.

 These pansies volunteered themselves from last year.

 I also took a little side trip to Algodones last week.
I bet it's much greener now.
This is a beautiful scene.
So many greys and greens!
I'm going back this week.

 Okay, these horses have a LOT of space to mosey.
Yet they choose to graze in a single file line.
What's up with that?

 Nice vistas.

 Working on the 150 paintings.
Lots of blank canvases underneath!

 New 150 Challenge paintings

 I painted this painting, sold it, and forgot to remove the
Paypal button and I sold it again!
So I had to call my customer and apologize.
Now, I am painting a new one for her.
Sometimes it pays to make mistakes....

 roses at Rancho de Chimayo

 one purple flower in a sea of oranges

a riot of yellow for spring

More coming....
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Monday, May 02, 2016

new 150 Challenge painting


My newest 150 Challenge painting!

I have lots to blog about and another new painting
but I won't have time to blog about anything 
until tonight.

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and read more about this painting,

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Challenge paintings

This is my new favorite painting.
It's called "VINTAGE" and is #133 in
the 150 CHALLENGE show.

I am in love with the softness,
the old-fashioned style of vases,
and I hope you love it too.

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purchase information,

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New 150 challenge paintings

Hi all,

I have two new 150 Challenge paintings.

Please CLICK HERE to view the paintings 
and see easy purchase information
from Paypal.

Monday, April 25, 2016


oil on board

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and view purchase information,
please CLICK HERE.

Another blog post coming tonight....

Sunday, April 24, 2016


oil on cradled board

One of my favorite roads in Arroyo Seco,

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Saturday, April 23, 2016


oil on cradled board

There's a certain green that really says spring 
and I'm trying to mix it.
It's that bright yellow, turquoise mixture
that just really knocks your socks off.
If anyone has any special great green mixes,
please share them with me!

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purchase information, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#140 "A BIT OF BLUE"

oil on cradled board

The Rio Grande Gorge near Taos in the fall.
This is an unusual color scheme for me.
I had trouble getting an accurate photograph
on the color - I must have shot it twenty times.

The background mountains were in the shadows a bit,
The blue of the gorge was a gorgeous blue.
And the landscape was passed in a blur
while we were driving, so the chamisa and sage
all looked like one solid color.
I had to use some imagination.

I can pass by this beautiful landmark
a thousand times and it never looks the same. 

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Monday, April 18, 2016


oil on cradled board

I LOVED painting this!
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Hi all - 

Wow, time is passing way too fast these days!

I am busy at work on the 150 Challenge Show.

Below you can see the latest paintings:




Interesting story - I sold this painting immediately and marked it SOLD,
but I forgot to remove the Paypal button so I sold it twice!
So I called the second buyer, explained the situation, 
and now I am painting another one for her.
Sometimes things work out...

This is a finished commission painting for one for my regular collectors.
She wanted the mountains, putple and orange flowers,
and my old school acrylic style.

I have another finished commission I am shipping out tomorrow.
I will post pics after its on its way.

I hope everyone is doing well, 
enjoying the beautiful spring most of us are having.
I saw pictures of Arroyo Seco on facebook and they have snow!

The mailing labels for my postcards are bring printed as we speak.
Postcards will go out by Friday.

I am having a free Art Dinner Party in July to
celebrate the end of the 150 Challenge Show.
You HAVE to be registered to receive a ticket to attend.

So much to do.