Tuesday, January 09, 2024

5-24 my impression of tulips


10X10" oil

Tonight I wanted to push the paint around.

No sketching, just go!

It looks sort of whimsical and I really tried my best 

not to make the painting looked fully formed and representational.

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What do you think?

Monday, January 08, 2024

3-4 taos mountain with snow


8X10" oil on panel

One of my favorite places on earth!

4-24 hidden retreat


10x10" oil on panel

Can you tell that I'm wishing for spring?

Our highs are in the 30s for the next few days.

And that cold bites you to the bone!

The painting above is one of my favorite scenes.

A wild flower garden in a sedate adobe that 

can only be seen from the back yard.

I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, January 06, 2024

2-24 in full bloom

10X8" oil

I love painting like this.
Just big jumbles of chaotic flowers.
When it works, it feels like magic.

This looks like an English country garden, but
could be any garden in New Mexico.

I didn't get in the studio until after 6pm
and had no expectations.
Just create something as a warm up
for when I really start work.
I'm glad I did!

I hope you love it!
All of the work I'm creating is available for purchase.
If you're interested, leave a comment and I will
message you with more information.
Tomorrow, it might be an ornament!

P.S. I slow-swam for half an hour and ate 
half a Subway for lunch!

Friday, January 05, 2024

new year, new goals


New Goals!

Wow, I can't believe it's already 2024!

2023 was just okay, if I'm being honest.

Lots of good times. A fantastic Art Party!

A 78 6x6" painting challenge.

Now, that was lots of fun!

A couple of group shows at Weems Gallery.

Several commissions.

Anyway, I have been brainstorming about what

 kinds of art-related endeavors I want to pursue in 2024.

 Here goes:

1. Some kind of painting Challenge
2. 100 paintings in 100 days
3. Another September Art Party
4. An Art Retreat at my home
5. Plein air Workshops
6. A new Series - Figures, Women and Animals,
Gardens, Still Lifes, Nudes
7. Large Plein air Paintings
8. Hang out with other Artists
9. A Weekend Studio Tour
10. Lots of day trips
11. A couple of fundraisers
12. Artists Show and collaboration
13. Canyon Women in Clay
14. Making jewelry, coasters, keychains
15. Make more reels and videos
16. Get to know my "TRIBE" better!
17. Just have FUN!

I'm sure this list will narrow itself down
until it's manageable.

May we all reach our goals and have a great time!

And may your 2024 be full of peace.

P.S. In the last three years, I have lost 79.6 pounds
and have about 46 pounds to go!