Sunday, May 21, 2017

EL LLANO (El Llano, New Mexico) - NEW 8"x10" Original Oil

EL LLANO (El Llano, New Mexico) - NEW 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed panel, framed - now available for purchase at my online Collector's Gallery - Preview Painting.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3 ARTISTS OF TAOS OPEN STUDIO EXHIBIT - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

SURPRISE! Little did I know when I landed here six months ago that I would meet up with two very talented gentlemen artists as Doug Yeager and Seamus Berkeley!  Sometime in January or February we began to collaborate on an art event - and here is the result.  We have "planning" meetings often over coffee and lots of (Lots!) of pie!   Art Friends near and far are invitedIf you have any questions, give me a call at (575)758-1580.  Looking forward to seeing many, many happy art lovers!  Bienvenidos! Best regards, Donna

VISTAS DEL NORTE
Memorial Day Weekend - May 27, 28 and 29 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM - Taos, New Mexico
Featuring artwork of  Donna Clair, Doug Yeager and Seamus Berkeley (Become acquainted with their work by visiting their individual websites - an armchair preview of ‘Vistas del Norte'!)

Taos, New Mexico — There is a mysterious quality to the atmosphere in northern New Mexico which is not easy to explain it must be experienced. Whether it is the wide open brilliant blue sky, the crisp bright light, the living mountains or the ancient history, artists arrive daily seeking their creative home. Some leave after a few months or years. Others choose to stay and become rooted and energized by all that inspires their art.Three well-recognized New Mexico artists have come together to offer their paintings and photography in an open studio exhibit 'Vistas del Norte' — views of the north. Each brings to their work a unique perspective influenced by life in Taos and the surrounding north country.You are invited to take part in their journey this Memorial Day weekend.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DON JUAN'S PARADISE (Valdez, New Mexico) - Fine art prints, greeting cards...

DON JUAN'S PARADISE (Valdez, New Mexico) - Fine art prints framed or unframed for home and office, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at Fine Art America - Preview prints.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

MARGARET JAMISON....

Margaret Jamison - art dealer, mentor, role model, best friend - still missed. Portrait by Julian Robles, Taos artist.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

3 ARTISTS OF TAOS - MEMORIAL DAY STUDIO EXHIBITS!

3 ARTISTS OF TAOS - VISTAS DEL NORTE - Doug Yeager, Seamus Berkeley and I getting together to plan for our Studio Exhibits over the Memorial Day Weekend - May 27,28 and 29th. Have really been enjoying planning this event so far.....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ready, Set, PAINT!!!

Working on fine tuning my website this morning (yes, that is an essential to being an artist now) with master tech, Dan Kuehn of Questa, New Mexico.  Still painting for our studio exhibit 3 ARTISTS OF TAOS - Vistas del Norte which takes place here in Taos over the Memorial Day weekend - 27, 28 and 29.  Doug Yeager and I started hanging his photos and my paintings yesterday - really looks good!   

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CAMINITO DE TESUQUE....

10 May 2017 - Framing paintings today in preparation for our studio shows here in Taos over the Memorial Day weekend.  CAMINITO DE TESUQUE (Tesuque, New Mexico) - 28"x22" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed, will be featured in my studio.  You are invited!  Ordered three 30"x40" canvases yesterday and more turpentine.  I see a new painting through the sliding glass door looking down Santistevan Lane.  It is so good to be home again!  These places are so familiar! Preview studio inventory!

Monday, May 08, 2017

AFTERNOON VISITORS (Truchas, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards....

AFTERNOON VISITORS (Remembering the view from my little adobe house in Truchas, New Mexico) - Fine art prints, greeting cards and many other great items for home and office now available at Fine Art America!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

MY TAOS WILDFLOWERS - Fine art prints, greeting cards.......

MY TAOS WILDFLOWERS (Taos, New Mexico) - Fine art prints, greeting cards and many other great items for home and office now available at Fine Art America!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

ACEQUIA DEL LLANO - Fine art prints, greeting cards.....

ACEQUIA DEL LLANO - Fine art prints for home and office, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

IN THE STUDIO TODAY...

5/3/2017 - Varnishing, signing and framing paintings all the rest of this week in preparation for our 3 Artists of Taos studio exhibits - Vistas Del Norte - Memorial Day Weekend.  The studio walls should come to life with all this new work!

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A HAPPY LITTLE CLOUD - NEW 36"x60" Original Oil

Studio No. 1417 - A HAPPY LITTLE CLOUD (Looking across the Rio Grande Gorge toward Three Peaks - Taos, New Mexico) - New 36"x60" Original Oil - Preview painting.

Monday, May 01, 2017

FINDING MY WAY.....

1 May 2017 - PASSING STORM - 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian gessoed panel, framed - now available through Collector's Gallery on my website.  Today marks six months after my huge move to this new studio in Taos.  Am still adjusting to all the changes.  The pace has definitely picked up!  Am again working with my friend Dan Kuehn to redo my website so that my entire studio inventory is now available exclusively through my Collector's Gallery.  Seamus Berkeley, Doug Yeager and I have formed a group - 3 ARTISTS OF TAOS.  We are planning a series of studio exhibits - the first will be for the three days over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Today I will complete a 36"x60" canvas called "A Happy Little Cloud" - everything is moving at a pretty swift pace - so far so good - Progress!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

LILAS DE TAOS - Fine Art prints, greeting cards.....

LILAS DE TAOS (Taos, New Mexico) - Fine art prints, posters, greeting cards and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

OVERNIGHT DRYING GLAZING MEDIUM

OVERNIGHT DRYING GLAZING MEDIUM - 6 Ounces of Distilled Turpentine (Winsor-Newton), one ounce Stand Oil, one ounce damar varnish, 1/4 teaspoon Cobalt Dryer.  Caution: Mix in glass container with cap or seal.  This recipe was given to me almost fifty years ago by well-known California painter, Bob Clark.  I use this medium for oils the way water is used in watercolors.  Colors can be laid over the underpainting once it is dry.  Darker colors are perfect colors for glazing (Shadows).  Opaque colors can also be used as semi-transparent colors. 

Saturday, March 04, 2017

OVERLOOK (TRUCHAS, N.M.) - 48"X12" ORIG. OIL

STUDIO N0. 717 - OVERLOOK (Truchas, New Mexico) - 48"x12" Original Oil on Canvas, framed.  Now available for purchase. Preview painting.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

OVERLOOK (Truchas, N.M.) 48"x12 Work In Prog. Glazes

Studio No. 717 - OVERLOOK (Truchas, New Mexico) - 48"x12" Work in Progress (Glazes) - Glazes are applied with painting medium.  The fast-drying medium has turpentine in it, so it is well to let this phase of the painting sit until the color is dry to the touch.  Color notes:   Trees: Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna and Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.  Snow:  Permalba Titanium White, Holbein Rose Grey, touch of cobalt blue - some Payne's Grey.

Monday, February 27, 2017

ESTACA IN BLOOM - Fine Art Prints, greeting cards....

ESTACA IN BLOOM (Estaca, New Mexico) - Fine Art Prints (framed or unframed), posters, greeting cards and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UNA SENDA DESCONOCIDO - 22"x28" Original Oil, framed

UNA SENDA DESCONOCIDO (A Path Unknown, Northern New Mexico) - 22"x28" Original Oil, framed in gold with linen liner, now available for purchase - Preview Painting.

Friday, February 17, 2017

ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Truchas, N.M.) - 40"x40" Orig. Oil, framed

ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Truchas, New Mexico) - 40"x40" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed in gold with linen liner.  Painting preview.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

48"x12" Work in Progress (underpainting) - OVERLOOK (Truchas, N.M.)

 Studio No. 717 - OVERLOOK (Truchas, New Mexico) - New 48"x12" Original Work in Progress (Underpainting).  Color Notes: Using Grumbacher MG Fast Drying Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine -  Sky and Snow: Paynes Grey, small amounts of Prussian Blue.  Trees:  Combinations of Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON AVENUE (Santa Fe, N.M.) - New 10"x10" Original Oil - Sold

Studio No. 617 - WASHINGTON AVENUE (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - New 10"x10" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, Framed in Gold with Linen Liner - Sold

Monday, February 13, 2017

LLANO QUEMADO - New 9"x9" Original Oil, framed

Studio No. 517 - LLANO QUEMADO (Truchas, New Mexico) - New 9"x9" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed in gold with linen liner, now available for purchase.  Painting preview.

Friday, February 10, 2017

2/10/17 - ON THE EASEL....

10 February 2017 - Taos Studio, New Mexico - On the easel this afternoon!

Monday, February 06, 2017

EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS - New 22"x28" Orig. Oil, Framed

Studio No. 317 - EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS - New 22"x28 Original Oil on Belgian Linen, Framed.  Now available for purchase....Preview

Friday, February 03, 2017

CALLE DE TRUCHAS - NEW 22"X28" Work in Progress (Glazes)

STUDIO NO. 317 - CALLE DE TRUCHAS - 22"x28" Work in Progress (Glazes) - This phase of the painting is where I lay in the dark transparent or semi-transparent colors with fast drying oil painting medium which I mix myself.  Foreground road and adobe buildings - Burnt umber, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, burnt sienna, some mars orange and some ochre.  Establishing the darks, which should make the lighter opaque paints pop right off the canvas! 

Friday, January 27, 2017

EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS - 22"x28" Work in Progress (Underpainting)

Studio No. 317 - EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS (Truchas, New Mexico) - New 22"x28" Work in Progress (Underpainting) - Oil colors are mixed with MG Fast Drying Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine.  Sky: Payne's Grey.  Trees: burnt sienna and mars orange.  Main building: Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre.  Road: Burnt Sienna, Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre.  Snow:  White with small amount of Cadmium Yelow and Cadmium Red - Prussian Blue Outline.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Original Oil

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM (Taos, New Mexico) - New 24"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed, now available - PREVIEW.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Glazes)

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Glazes) - Glazes are the dark transparent/semi-transparent oil colors applied over the underpainting with Overnight Glazing Medium (six ounces distilled turp., 1 oz. each of damar varnish and stand oil and 1/4 tsp. cobalt drier)  This phase of the painting sets up the lights (opaque paints) and adds a great deal of richness to the finished painting.  Color notes: Sky: Prussian Blue and Paynes Grey. Foreground:  Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre Deep.  Trees:  Yellow trees same as foreground.  Green:  Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.

RIO PUEBLO - 8"x10" Original Oil, framed

RIO PUEBLO (Placitas, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed Panel, framed - Sold

RIO CHIQUITO - 8"x10" Original Oil - Framed

RIO CHIQUITO (Rio Chiquito, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed Panel, Framed - Sold

Monday, January 23, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Underpainting)

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM (Taos, New Mexico) - New 24"x30" Work in Progress (Underpainting).  Colors are mixed with MG Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine.  Color Notes:  Sky:  Prussian Blue and Paynes Grey.  Mountains:  Payne's Grey and dirty brush.  Trees:  Cadmium Yellow, Mars Orange, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.  Foreground:  Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre.  Apply underpainting and let dry for about a week before applying glazes.