Friday, August 05, 2022

taking time

"WARM POPPIES"
9x12" oil

Hi everyone.
I have had some serious knee and leg issues lately 
that have stopped me in my tracks. 

I haven't painted anything in almost two months. 

I am really fatigued and have a primary doctor
appointment in a week or so. 
All of the bloodwork, x-rays, etc.
And an orthopaedic surgeon appointment in 
early September.
I haven't wanted to go anywhere because
of Covid, but I guess it's time.

So anyway, I decided I'd better get in the studio
and DO SOMETHING. Anything.
My paints were kind of tacky, so I figured
I would get out the old palette knife and just play.
And that's what I did.

I want to start a project but am not sure 
what's coming up in the future.
I haven't entered any shows because I just 
don't have the energy.

Even plein air painting - it seems
like too much energy and trouble.

So please bear with me.
I will be back in full force and 
I thank you for your support!

This painting is available HERE.



 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

how many weeks until spring?

Back to work this week!

Here is the first "LET'S PAINT NEW MEXICO!" 
Challenge image of 2022.
Rolling hills with a nice plateau and mountains
in the background.
I finished mine and it doesn't really
look too much like the original,
but that's okay!

This is the Challenge image.

This is my version:
"HOMESTEAD" 8x10" oil


This is a commission I am working on right now.

This is another commission. 

I am painting a replica of the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez.


These are my newest Bluebird drawings

(soon to become paintings):



An earth mama animal lover 

   

A women tending the fields with her children


Oh, and did you see that Chiefs game??
What a game.
My heart almost stopped at 13 seconds.
And again at the end.
Whew. Coming in hard on Sunday!

Bella pretty much slept through it all.


We were even lighting candles near the end!


AND, my newest gift to myself.
I love this artist, my absolute favorite.
They say that this dvd is brilliant.
I can't wait to find out.
I'm going to take my time and savor it!

I will offer a review in the future.

What are you guys doing this week?
 

 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

new day...new start!

2022
Is finally here.
I don't know whether to be happy or sad.

I spent most of 2021
driving around in my car,
taking tons of photos and
painting using my steering wheel easel.
I wanted to paint with groups but just wasn't feeling safe yet.


 
Painting at a marigold farm in Corrales

I painted a few times with my friend Barbara Clark and I 
took a three day trip to Taos to paint
and participate in a show at Wilder Nightingale.




That was a nice rest,
but it felt kind of weird staying in a hotel by myself.
But also nice.
I will probably do something of that sort
again this year.

I have been working on my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project too.
All 8x10s with acrylic and lines.
Here are a few:




I have really missed writing my blog.
I posted paintings mostly to facebook and instagram.
I sold a lot of paintings through the new 
and beautiful Weems Gallery and sold quite a few 
pieces online.
I painted ornaments. I didn't go crazy,
only 35, but I was tired at the end of December.


My plans for this year are:
Relaxing 
Painting
Swimming in the swim spa
Gardening
Working out
Maybe doing an art collaboration
Hanging with the grandkiddos
Doing some sort of service project
Organizing, and purging 
Writing in this blog three times a week
and:

HAVING AN ART PARTY
 IN SEPTEMBER!!
 

 I will also be working on my health.
I have worked on my eating for the last two years
 and have lost 66 pounds.
I still have a few to go,
but I know I can do it.

And to start off the year right, 
 
I CUT MY HAIR!


 If you want to follow me as I
start my crazy journey in 2022,
follow along on the right hand side
 of this blog, or drop me an email.
And as always, comments are
welcome and encouraged!

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

#74 "CANYON SUNFLOWERS"


 The first new painting of 2022!

This is part of my "FLY AWAY BLUEBIRDS" project.