Sunday, July 17, 2016

Party Time!


My studio really does look like an art gallery today.
I cleared out some big easels and other bulky things
and I never realized my studio was actually this big.

I have ordered food, made food (am still making food),
my band is ready and will be coming early to set up
and relax before playing almost two hours for my guests.

We have 65 people on the guest list.

I have quite a few paintings available:

150 Challenge paintings
plein air paintings
palette knife paintings,
and more.

I will take pics of the party
 and I also have a surprise for my online
viewers next week - 
Details to follow.

I will be doing quite a bit of plein air painting
the rest of the year.
I really want to build up a good inventory of plein air work.
Taos, Abiquiu, Chimayo, Tuchas, here I come!

I plan on working on a series of small figures and nudes.

Also, want to start a local women's art collective
 for support and collaborative exhibition opportunites.

Life is full and have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Art Party is almost here!


Hi all,
I am starting to get ready for my upcoming Art Party.

The menu is planned, the food is ordered or being made.

There will be fruit, dip, chips, guacamole, beans, red chile, weenie tacos, 
chicken green chile enchiladas, calavacita enchiladas, 
sopaipillas with honey and cake!

Mezcla Latina will be here with their groovy sound and
the studio sale paintings are almost ready for view.

If you are on the list to attend, please message me on facebook or email me at to get directions.

I look forward to seeing you all!
The 150 Challenge is not finished yet,
but we are celebrating anyway! 

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Well, here I am , working away on the
150 Challenge paintings.
Will I ever finish?

My Art Party is coming up and i would like to be done, 
but I'm not sure I'm going to make it.

To see all of the completed paintings,

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

new paintings

My two newest 150 Challenge paintings

I am in the zone now.
I don't see how I can finish by July 17,
but I am not giving up!



New Mexico landscapes are just the best subjects to paint. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

new paintings

The paintings are coming fast and furious!
I don't know if I will finish on time, 
but I'm sure trying.

To see the new paintings and all of the
completed 150 Challenge Show paintings,

Sunday, June 26, 2016

two new Challenge paintings

For those artists who have never painted square paintings,
you're missing something!

I love squares.
They are zen.
They are symmetrical.

The composition in these paintings has to be good.
There is no way to hide a sloppy sketch in a square.

I have several more of these 8x8s already sketched 
and may work on them today.



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

two new challenge paintings

Two new Challenge Paintings

I have started painting from the 90+ photos I chose to complete  
the 150 Challenge Show paintings.

Picking those images always gets me very motivated and inspired to work.

I'm a little behind schedule!

I want to finish the last Challenge painting
 on the day of my upcoming Art Party,
which means I have got to paint multiple paintings per day.

Oh well, they say that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. 
I believe that.
I should be pretty darn strong by the end of this one.

The Art Party is almost full.



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all of the completed 150 Challenge Show paintings,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

new 150 Challenge painting


This was a fun painting!
I shot a pic of this Arroyo Seco scene looking at
  the mercantile store with it's colorful scarves hanging out front.
I then added a pic of hollyhocks from the other side 
of the store and then created a composite of both scenes.
The mountains and trees are meant to look magical and whimsical.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

new Abiquiu painting


For those of you who have never been to Abiquiu or
traveled the LONG 13 mile winding road 
to the monastery - you have to do it!

The best time to go is in the fall when the trees are golden.
But really, anytime is a good time to be mesmerized.

By the hills. By the colors.
By the river running alongside the road.
By the beautiful architecture at the end of the road.
The beauty is just overwhelming.

I don't know how the monks found this beautiful spot,
but they live in a magical place.


The Art Party is is almost full!
We have ten spaces left.
It is going to be a fun evening of homemade and
catered Mexican food, great music by Mezcla Latina,
a once a year special Studio Sale, and more.
And it's free to people who love my art and
want to hang out and have fun.

You must be registered to attend this event.
To register, email me at
or call me at 505-792-1030.

Deadline to register is July 11.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

two new paintings

 Well, I did it.
I finally scraped one off.
I tried to rush too much yesterday and
didn't like the end result in another painting,
so it has been scraped and is awaiting new inspiration.

BUT - I do like these two completed paintings.
The top one is a new baby lamb on a beautiful spring day 
and the other is an Algodones sunset coming back from Santa Fe.

In other news, I won an award for Honorable Mention last week
 in the Enchanted Skies competition for the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival.

I got my award certificate in the mail today.
But what was surprising is that I also received a check for $125 from PAPNM, 
an $80 gift certificate for Judson Outfitters,
and a $25 gift certificate for Blick Art Supply.
Not bad considering I entered the juried event
on the last day of the deadline.

It was such a fun event and so well organized!

For purchase information on these paintings and all of 
the 150 Challenge paintings,