Posts Tagged: arts

NIGHT LIGHTS

This painting, NIGHT LIGHTS, started as an exercise in developing my skills with a palette knife. I had a few knives, but wanted more of a selection, so I bought a set of nine in various sizes and shapes. I

NIGHT LIGHTS

This painting, NIGHT LIGHTS, started as an exercise in developing my skills with a palette knife. I had a few knives, but wanted more of a selection, so I bought a set of nine in various sizes and shapes. I

RADIANCE and PROMISE

My latest New Mexico landscape, very close to my heart, painted with saturated colors and passion. These colors are mine…easy to use and easy to envision in a finished work. The image above is not quite as exciting as the

RADIANCE and PROMISE

My latest New Mexico landscape, very close to my heart, painted with saturated colors and passion. These colors are mine…easy to use and easy to envision in a finished work. The image above is not quite as exciting as the

COLD FRONT no. 2

The first Cold Front at Taos Plateau painting sold, so I did another, brighter version using lighter clouds pushing against the cold front intruding from the right. I drive past this view of the Taos Plateau on my excursions north

COLD FRONT no. 2

The first Cold Front at Taos Plateau painting sold, so I did another, brighter version using lighter clouds pushing against the cold front intruding from the right. I drive past this view of the Taos Plateau on my excursions north

LOOKING WEST

LOOKING WEST is a new painting, delivered last week to Earthen Vessel Gallery in Durango, CO. Breaking my attraction to horizontal landscape formats presented a bit of a challenge, but worked itself out as I “sketched in” the under painting.

LOOKING WEST

LOOKING WEST is a new painting, delivered last week to Earthen Vessel Gallery in Durango, CO. Breaking my attraction to horizontal landscape formats presented a bit of a challenge, but worked itself out as I “sketched in” the under painting.

PURPLE RAIN

Ah…Purple Rain, or any rain! I wanted to do a fun and colorful piece while I was camping in the National Forest last week…no cell service, no internet…just peace and quiet and true solitude. I did two smaller paintings while

PURPLE RAIN

Ah…Purple Rain, or any rain! I wanted to do a fun and colorful piece while I was camping in the National Forest last week…no cell service, no internet…just peace and quiet and true solitude. I did two smaller paintings while

VIRGA near PLACITAS

I think this painting reflects what I have been seeing around Santa Fe for an entire month. The rain threatens…lots of noise and wind, but not a drop reaches the ground. VIRGA, rain that evaporates before reaching the ground, is

VIRGA near PLACITAS

I think this painting reflects what I have been seeing around Santa Fe for an entire month. The rain threatens…lots of noise and wind, but not a drop reaches the ground. VIRGA, rain that evaporates before reaching the ground, is

COLD FRONT AT TAOS PLATEAU

This painting was a risk for me. The entire palette is much darker than I usually use. At times, I thought it was too dark, so I continually moved it from my easel to the living room to outside and

COLD FRONT AT TAOS PLATEAU

This painting was a risk for me. The entire palette is much darker than I usually use. At times, I thought it was too dark, so I continually moved it from my easel to the living room to outside and

The Rio Grande at Caballo

This is the second piece I added to the gallery last week. I planned on painting a quiet piece and thought that the dammed up Rio Grande near Caballo fit the bill. Caballo, NM is just south of T or

The Rio Grande at Caballo

This is the second piece I added to the gallery last week. I planned on painting a quiet piece and thought that the dammed up Rio Grande near Caballo fit the bill. Caballo, NM is just south of T or

Waldo Canyon Wind

Waldo Canyon Wind is the painting that sat on my easel for about three days while I contemplated what I needed to do with the sky. I wanted some direction to the clouds, started to place a few and, voila,

Waldo Canyon Wind

Waldo Canyon Wind is the painting that sat on my easel for about three days while I contemplated what I needed to do with the sky. I wanted some direction to the clouds, started to place a few and, voila,

ABIQUIU LOWLANDS

Some things don’t go as planned, but take a turn…this time for the better. I began this painting, as I stated in my previous post, with Elephant Butte, NM in mind. It wasn’t quite developing that way, so I let

ABIQUIU LOWLANDS

Some things don’t go as planned, but take a turn…this time for the better. I began this painting, as I stated in my previous post, with Elephant Butte, NM in mind. It wasn’t quite developing that way, so I let

MESA AT THE GALISTEO RIVER

I delivered this piece to the Tapestry Gallery in Madrid, NM last week. It plays well with the others on display. I have been having a good time painting in this narrow horizontal format and it seems to be appeal

MESA AT THE GALISTEO RIVER

I delivered this piece to the Tapestry Gallery in Madrid, NM last week. It plays well with the others on display. I have been having a good time painting in this narrow horizontal format and it seems to be appeal

SUNSET OVER THE JEMEZ

Available at Tapestry Gallery in Madrid, NM, open most afternoons. These are my colors!…from the studio

SUNSET OVER THE JEMEZ

Available at Tapestry Gallery in Madrid, NM, open most afternoons. These are my colors!…from the studio

ANTIBODY…finished

ANTIBODY is the second smaller piece in the COVID series. It is the same size as MUTATION and plays quite well with it…a purposeful consideration. I discovered this canvas when I was “rearranging” my supply closet…I can’t say cleaning out…just

ANTIBODY…finished

ANTIBODY is the second smaller piece in the COVID series. It is the same size as MUTATION and plays quite well with it…a purposeful consideration. I discovered this canvas when I was “rearranging” my supply closet…I can’t say cleaning out…just

ISOLATION…finished

This piece is finally complete as part of the Covid series. I was having a difficult time placing the text…where, what font, what color…so it took a while. Keeping the letters smaller and more formal seemed to do the trick.

ISOLATION…finished

This piece is finally complete as part of the Covid series. I was having a difficult time placing the text…where, what font, what color…so it took a while. Keeping the letters smaller and more formal seemed to do the trick.

QUARANTINE….complete

QUARANTINE is painting number 4 in the Covid series. This piece is the first in a pre-planned sequence. Playtime is over and I am following a more structured plan for this series. I have three 36 inch square canvases that

QUARANTINE….complete

QUARANTINE is painting number 4 in the Covid series. This piece is the first in a pre-planned sequence. Playtime is over and I am following a more structured plan for this series. I have three 36 inch square canvases that

Finding my Way

First things first….I did not like the first painting in the Covid series…the one I posted last week. It was a good practice piece, but needs improvement, or maybe something else…. I have moved on to painting no. 2 and

Finding my Way

First things first….I did not like the first painting in the Covid series…the one I posted last week. It was a good practice piece, but needs improvement, or maybe something else…. I have moved on to painting no. 2 and

Strings Attached: New Mexico Sunset

A few posts ago, I gave you a sneak peek at part of this piece…the “headdress”. It is composed of a quilted fabric embellished with irrigation tubing and newspaper yarn. The body of the piece is made from newspaper, sewn

Strings Attached: New Mexico Sunset

A few posts ago, I gave you a sneak peek at part of this piece…the “headdress”. It is composed of a quilted fabric embellished with irrigation tubing and newspaper yarn. The body of the piece is made from newspaper, sewn

Einstein

EINSTEIN…acrylic on canvas…24×8

Einstein

EINSTEIN…acrylic on canvas…24×8

Experimenting with the Boxes

I finished my first piece using the many boxes I folded and painted. I wanted to complete a piece to test my concept and to work out the technical aspects of putting it all together. I wanted to test color…do

Experimenting with the Boxes

I finished my first piece using the many boxes I folded and painted. I wanted to complete a piece to test my concept and to work out the technical aspects of putting it all together. I wanted to test color…do

A Good Year

It has been a very good year and I am grateful. I thank each of you who took home one of my paintings as a reminder of your visit to New Mexico. Have a happy and healthy 2020! …..from the

A Good Year

It has been a very good year and I am grateful. I thank each of you who took home one of my paintings as a reminder of your visit to New Mexico. Have a happy and healthy 2020! …..from the