Sunday, March 12, 2017
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 - 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
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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 (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 (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, New Mexico) - 40"x40" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed in gold with linen liner. Painting preview.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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
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
Friday, February 10, 2017
Monday, February 06, 2017
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
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
“The images of peace are ephemeral. The language of peace is subtle. The reasons for peace, the definitions of peace, the very idea of peace have to be invented, and invented again.
Children, everybody, here’s what to do during war: In a time of destruction, create something. A poem. A parade. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment.”
—From THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE, Maxine Hong Kingston
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6 January 2017 - This morning while still in bed with all my papers and magazines around me, propped up by several lovely pillows, I called my website tech/good friend and fellow dreamer, Dan Kuehn, to make an appointment for the middle of this month to overhaul the way I do my business. As we were talking it became clear that the art market has changed so profoundly in the past few years that parts of the old ways of selling art have morphed and changed, or are dying off completely. Yes, here I am, finally awake to some new and exciting ways to sell my paintings. In Buddhism they call it "the Beginner's Mind" - and I finally got it! Aha - I am starting all over again....and more will be revealed as I begin this process. All I can say is that I am ready and willing to start some new creative adventures here in Taos - right now it is all a bunch of beautiful blank canvases - Stay tuned! In the meantime, here is an old beauty (very appropriate to my time in life) now available as fine art prints and many other great items at FINE ART AMERICA.
Each day a New Beginning - Happy New Year!
MY TAOS WILDFLOWERS (Taos, New Mexico)
Sunday, December 18, 2016
"There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
But there is much, very much that while I cannot give it,
you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts
find rest in today. TAKE HEAVEN.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden
in this present moment. TAKE PEACE.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within reach is joy.
There is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see,
and to see we have only to look. I BESEECH YOU TO LOOK.
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by
their covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard.
Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it
a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom with power.
Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel's hand that
brings it to you. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or
a duty, believe me that angel's hand is there; the gift is there,
and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys.
They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
And so, at this time, I greet you.
Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with
profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and
forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away."
Fra Giovanni, 1513 AD
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
7 December 2016 - It was exciting to set up my first palette in my new Taos studio this morning! Am not at all settled yet - most of the basics have been handled, but the "everything in its place thing" will take me until spring. Have decided that I need to start painting - that's my job in this world! Will take some time out at the end of every day to settle in; in the meantime, with the exception of one or two long winter naps..... HI HO! it's off to work we go! Am getting huge welcome home hugs from old friends - so happy and grateful to be back! One more gentle reminder to check out my fine art prints framed or unframed perfect for home and office, greeting cards and many other great gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!
Thursday, December 01, 2016
TAOS AFTERNOON SHADOWS (Taos, New Mexico) - Fine art prints framed or unframed for home and office, greeting cards, posters and other great gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
CAMINITO DE TESUQUE (Tesuque, New Mexico) - Fine art prints framed or unframed for home and office, greeting cards, posters and other great gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
WINTER DREAMS - Fine art prints framed or unframed for home and office, greeting cards, posters and many other fine gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!
Sunday, November 20, 2016
PUEBLO MORNING LIGHT (Taos Pueblo, New Mexico) - Fine Art Prints framed or unframed for home and office, greeting cards, posters and many other great gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!
WINTERLIGHT - Fine Art Prints (framed and unframed) for home and office, Posters, Greeting Cards and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA!
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
200 Small Paintings No. 137 - ON THE RIO GRANDE (Pilar, New Mexico) - New 6"x8" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed Panel, framed and now available - Preview/Purchase.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
200 Small Paintings No. 135 - PASSING STORM (Truchas, New Mexico) - 6"x6" Original Oil on Linen Panel, Sold