Saturday, August 22, 2015


 I took a little trip to Corrales today to scout out painting sites.
I came across some beautiful subjects that I wanted to share with you.

 Beautiful sunflowers!
With an equally beautiful grey/blue background.
This will make a beautiful painting.

 This is the old Corrales church.
I posted a pic of it getting "remudded" a few weeks ago. Scaffolding everywhere.
When they removed the top layer of plaster,
they realized it had more damage than originally thought. The adobe was quite worn away in places.
They finished it though, and it looks fantastic.
Much softer and a little lighter than the old version.

 I got on a kick of finding "hidden " things.
The first is a very cool old truck.
I wish he was out in the open.

 A sunflower with a bumble bee hiding.
Well, maybe not hiding so much.
He was bending the stem over.

 A hidden gate.
I wish this was at my house.
I love it!

 A beautiful butterfly bush.
I saw butterflies hovering, 
but they were hiding in my photo.

 A cute little stuffed cow on  a mailbox.
The cow is not hidden, but the mail is.

 There is nothing hidden here that I can see.
But I think about the history of this house - 
who lived here? Why is it empty?
I'd like to know.
And look how blue the Sandias look!

 The mercado full of flowers and red chile ristras.
Beautiful things are hidden inside those walls!

 The acequia is almost hidden by the sunflowers!
Native sunflowers are rampant in New Mexico now.
Especially in Corrales.

And last, but not least:

This exhibit will be a beautiful showing of 160 plein air paintings by forty artists
who are painting Corrales this week.
Come and see them!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

new small paintings

 New Small Paintings
Please click on the images to enlarge

oil on panel

I LOVE this painting!
The dreamy quality just speaks to me.
Maybe I should paint under nighttime studio light more often!
oil on panel

I am seeing sunflowers all over Albuquerque right now.
This is actually an image from a trip that some of
my collector friends took to Tuscany, Italy.

If you are interested in either of these paintings, please email
me at

Saturday, August 08, 2015

gimme shelter

Oh my gosh, turn up your sound
and feel the soul!

Friday, August 07, 2015

newest painting - please click on the painting to enlarge

oil on gallery wrap canvas

The newest painting for my upcoming solo show
in November at Sumner and Dene gallery.

Windows are challenging to paint!
To read more about this painting,
please click HERE
or go to

Thursday, August 06, 2015

new painting for "PAINTING THE NORTH"

oil on gallery wrap canvas

My newest painting for the upcoming show
in November at Sumner and Dene Gallery.

To read more about this painting, please click HERE.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

two new paintings for November

Please click on paintings to enlarge



I have worked hard on these two paintings for
the Sumner and Dene show in November.

If you would like to read more about them, please click


oil on panel

Whenever I want to get away for a day trip,
my number one choice is Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch.

The hills, the colors, the hoodoos!

If you look up "hoodoos" on wikipedia,
you can find out how hoodoos were created in the landscape.

I love this painting!
You may purchase this painting by contacting Sumner and Dene
Gallery HERE.
Also, I have some new paintings on my blog,
for my upcoming November show at Sumner and Dene Gallery.
To see the new paintings, click HERE.