Monday, July 16, 2012

three new available paintings

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One of my favorite views of fall in Placitas.
Beautiful sky.
Majestic mountains.
Pinon trees.
Rabbit brush.
And lots of little vegetation that I don't know the names of that make our landscape so beautiful.
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A rendition of my favorite church.
The Santuario de Chimayo
Late spring roses.

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I called this painting "Golden Memories"  for a few reasons.
One, it's of the beautiful old church in Golden, NM
Two, you used to be able to drive right up to the front door.
Then, they blocked off the church and the front area with a barrier.
But you could still see the church and take pictures.
Three, then they re-plastered the church and instead of a beautiful creamy white, it is now a two-toned brown and white adobe.
Four, now they have the curvy drive up to the church totally blocked off and I guess you can only go on the days they have Mass.
So all we have is our sweet memories of this little church. 
Unless you want to make the trek for Mass.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Paintings


This painting is from a photo that I took quite a few years ago up in the mountains east of Albuquerque.
We actually owned over five acres and built our own huge adobe house up there. There was a beautiful meadow with wild grasses, paintbrush, mountain asters and cholla cactus. I miss those days sometimes.


A view of Taos mountain in the fall with surrounding trees and mesa. 
Can you see the mountains on the left in the background with snow on them?
If I don't get up there soon, I'm going to cry.

Hey, I also have a question - I've posted these paintings in a larger format so you don't have to click on the painting to enlarge it. Please let me know if you like this. 
It's saving a step, but if you'd rather see it smaller on the blog, let me know.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Meadowlands, a new painting


This painting just says spring and happiness to me.
Love the mass of jumbled poppies along with the other meadow flowers.
And the sunlight peeking through!
The only preliminary sketching I did was the big poppies.

I ordered lots of panels yesterday - 
enough to carry me through Balloon Fiesta and Weems Artfest.
I have paints coming, mineral spirits, brushes, etc. 
Getting ready!

Also, please check out "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!,
my newest art blog. We choose a photo image of New Mexico 
and all of the artists paint their interpretation of the photo.
To view the blog, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Paintings


This is a fall view of the Jemez hills.
I have such a craving to go on a day trip - you wouldn't believe it. 
It's been so hot here, though, so I'm trying to wait until it cools off a little. 
I want to go to Jemez, Abiquiu, Taos, Ghost Ranch - you name it, all of my favorite places.
I'm praying for rain and cooler temperatures.


I'm tryin to put a name to the location on each painting so I don't forget.
This was snapped off to the right on the way to Santa Fe.


Love this sweet little painting.


This is another rendition of my hollyhocks on grey.
The grey adobe is now has a little more cool yellow - 
makes it feel more like summer hollyhocks.

This are my panels for Balloon Fiesta.
They are hard panels with wood around the sides to act as a frame.
Before I begin a painting,  I tape the sides so I don't get paint on them.
After I'm done with the painting, I strip the tape off and paint the wooden sides black. 
They feel like sturdy boxes with their own little frames.
I love them!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012



This is my painting for the new art blog, "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO."
We accept a challenge every two weeks to paint a painting or make art from a photo image of a place in New Mexico.

This painting is oil on 3/4" cradled gessobord and painted black around the sides.
The scene is one that you pass on the way to Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch and it always looks different.
I haven't seen it in autumn yet and that's on my bucket list.

To check out the new blog, click HERE.

If you are interested in this painting, please email me.
It's for the Balloon Fiesta show, but....

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Balloon Fiesta Paintings


I'm getting started on my paintings for the Balloon Fiesta. 
This one is 5x5 cradled hardboard, which means it's a hardboard panel mounted on birchwood, 
so it has it's own frame around it, which makes it feel like a box. 
It is painted black around the sides 
and I'll post a pic of the sides this week so you can see what they look like.
Very sturdy and easy to fit in luggage for the ride home from the fiesta.  

You may view the paintings all together by clicking on the following site:



My favorite little village of Arroyo Seco. 
I could paint this a million times and never get tired.


This is the view of the Rio Grande Gorge just as you come out of the horseshoe curve.
I love this little beauty -the colors are vivid and I want to be there right now.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Balloon Fiesta #1


First Balloon Fiesta painting

Friday, July 06, 2012


This is the first image for the new artists' group, "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!"
We have almost 30 artists!

Each artist will create an interpretation of this image in their own way 
and I will post the artwork on the new blog. 

To check out the blog, click HERE.

Also, I am starting to post my new work 
for the upcoming Balloon Fiesta that is happening in October.

The paintings are available for early purchase and will have the price posted -
 if I feel I have time to paint another before the show.

 Also, I am planning to paint 50 ornaments in about 8 different styles.
 These will also be available for early purchase for $45 each if time permits.

Hope everyone is doing well and I am slowly getting back in the groove.

Thanks for watching!