Monday, December 05, 2022

SPRING THAW ON TRUJILLO ROAD (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - 10"x8" Original Oil, framed


SPRING THAW ON TRUJILLO ROAD (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - 10"x8" Original Oil on Linen panel, framed - free shipping...https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...

Sunday, December 04, 2022

RIVER ROAD (OJO SARCO, NEW MEXICO - 8"x10" Original Oil


RIVER ROAD (Ojo Sarco, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil on linen panel, framed, free shipping - https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...

Friday, December 02, 2022

LOS RECUERDOS - 10"X8" Original Oil, framed

LOS RECUERDOS (Alcalde, New Mexico) - 10"x8" Original Oil on linen panel, framed in gold with linen liner - free shipping - https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...
 

LA NOCHEBUENA - PRINTS, GREETING CARDS.....

 LA NOCHEBUENA (Christmas Night -La Nuestra Senora del Rosario - Truchas, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, posters and many great items now at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

Sunday, November 27, 2022

WORD PAINTINGS #127 - WINTER WORK

WORD PAINTINGS #127 (How I Came to New Mexico and learned about Art and Life) - WINTER WORK - https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/  (Romero Road (Tesuque, New Mexico)  - New 8"x10" Original Oil
 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

PUEBLO MORNING LIGHT - Prints, greeting cards....


PUEBLO MORNING LIGHT (Taos Pueblo, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great gift ideas now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

GRACIAS A LA VIDA!


 Gracias a la Vida! Painting: Our Daily Bread, Taos Pueblo...

Tuesday, November 22, 2022


WINTER DREAMS (Truchas, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair/shop...

Sunday, November 20, 2022

MORNING POEM (Taos, New Mexico) - Prints, Greeting Cards....


MORNING POEM (Taos, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair/shop...

AFTERNOON MOON (Placita, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil, Framed


AFTERNOON MOON (Placita, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil, framed - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...

Friday, November 18, 2022

SANTA FE SNOWY NIGHT - Prints, Greeting cards, posters....

Over 160 images! SANTA FE SNOWY NIGHT - Fine prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great gift items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

Saturday, November 12, 2022

AFTERNOON SHADOWS (Taos, New Mexico) - PRINTS, GREETING CARDS, POSTERS.....


 

Choose your greeting cards and gifts from over 150 images - prints, posters and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair
 
AFTERNOON SHADOWS (TAOS, NEW MEXICO) - View from my kitchen window on Santistevan Lane - winter storm heading off into the Pecos Wilderness - Enjoy! DC

Friday, November 11, 2022

RIO CHIQUITO (New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards and much more....


RIO CHIQUITO (NEW MEXICO) - Over 150 images now available as prints, greeting cards, posters - and many great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/.../rio-chiquito-donna-clair.html
 
There are so many beautiful small valleys in New Mexico, especially in the northern mountains. I often travel the back road from Chimayo through Cundiyo and Rio Chiquito. There are places high above the valleys where one can park and just enjoy the timelessness of village life. This is a time when the crops have been harvested, the hay has been mowed, the loads of wood piled high in the yard -- and, best of all, the chiles have been roasted and stored for the long winter months to come!

 

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

CENTINELAS DE ORO (Pilar, New Mexico) - Prints, posters, greeting cards....

CENTINELAS DE ORO (Pilar, New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

Saturday, November 05, 2022

ROMERO ROAD (Tesuque, New Mexico) - NEW! 10"x8" Original Oil, framed


Studio #2024 - NEW! ROMERO ROAD (Tesuque, N.M.) 10"x9" Original Oil on Italian Linen panel, framed - free shipping -https://www.ebay.com/itm/394321427688

TAOS MOUNTAIN LOVE! (Taos, New Mexico)- NEW! 8"X6" Original Oil, framed

Studio #2023 _ NEW! TAOS MOUNTAIN LOVE! 8"x6" Original Oil, framed - free shipping. - https://www.ebay.com/itm/394321396691
 

SPRING THAW (Trujillo Road - Llano Quemado, New Mexico) New 10"x8" Original Oil, framed

 
 
 Studio #2022 _ SPRING THAW (Trujillo Road - Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - New 10"x8"OriginalOil on Italian linen panel, framed - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/394321351824

RIVER ROAD (Ojo Sarco, New Mexico) New 8"x10" Original Oil


STUDIO # 1922 - RIVER ROAD (Ojo Sarco, New Mexico) - NEW 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Linen Panel, framed - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/394321322375

Sunday, October 23, 2022

WORD PAINTINGS #126 - BLANK IS A NEW BEGINNING

WORD PAINTINGS #126 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life) - BLANK IS A NEW BEGINNING - https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/
 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

THREE PUMPKINS AND A LITTLE BLUE WINDOW (Tesuque, New Mexico) 8"x8" Original Oil

THREE PUMPKINS AND A LITTLE BLUE WINDOW - 8"x8" Original Oil, framed - now available https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...
 

ACEQUIA DEL LLANO - Prints, greeting cards....

ACEQUIA DEL LLANO - PRINTS, GREETING CARDS, POSTERS AND MANY OTHER GREAT ITEMS AT Fine Art America - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair
 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

AFTERNOON MOON (Placita, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil Painting, framed

AFTERNOON MOON (Placita, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil, framed in gold with linen liner - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...
 

AUTUMN LEAVES (Taos, New Mexico) - 12"x9" Original Oil

AUTUMN LEAVES (Este Es Road - Taos, New Mexico) - 12"x9" Original oil, framed in gold with linen liner - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...
 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

RAIN OF GOLD (Taos, New Mexico) - Prints, Greeting Cards...

RAIN OF GOLD (Taos, New Mexico) - Exhibition-quality prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

AUTUMN IN SANTA FE - Prints, Greeting Cards.....


AUTUMN IN SANTA FE (Page 3) - Prints, greeting cards, posters and many great items now available at Fine Art America - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

CENTINELAS DE ORO (Pilar, New Mexico) - Prints, Greeting cards....

CENTINELAS DE ORO - Exhibition-quality prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at FINE ART AMERICA - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair

Saturday, September 10, 2022

DISTANT THUNDER - NEW 24"x36" Original Oil, Framed


 Studio #1822 - DISTANT THUNDER (Ranchitos Road - Taos, New Mexico) NEW 24"x36" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed in gold with Linen Liner - free shipping. https://www.ebay.com/itm/155117598084

Saturday, July 23, 2022

"DAFFIES" - NEW 8"x8" Original Oil, framed


"DAFFIES" - NEW 8"x8" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed - free shipping - https://www.ebay.com/itm/394175813005

LLANO WINTER NIGHT - New 6"x8" Original Oil, framed


LLANO WINTER NIGHT (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - New 6"x8" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed panel, framed - free shipping - https://www.ebay.com/itm/155089096592

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

LATE WINTER STORM - NEW! 24"x30" Original Oil


Studio #1422 - LATE WINTER STORM (Truchas, New Mexico) - NEW 24"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed in Gold with Linen Liner - https://www.ebay.com/itm/155065024986

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

AUTUMN LEAVES (Taos, New Mexico) 12"x9" Original Oil


AUTUMN LEAVES (Este Es Road - Taos, New Mexico) 12"x9" Original Oil on Linen panel, framed in gold with linen liner - https://www.ebay.com/itm/155054425642

 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

LOS RECUERDOS (Alcalde, New. Mexico) - 10"x8" Original Oil


LOS RECUERDOS (Alcalde, New Mexico) - 10"x8" Original Oil on Linen panel, framed - https://www.ebay.com/str/Donna-Clair-Art...

 

Friday, June 24, 2022

CIELO AZUL (Pedernal - Abiquiu, N.M.) - 40"x40" Original Oil, Framed


CIELO AZUL (Pedernal- Abiquiu, New Mexico) - 40"x40" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed - https://www.ebay.com/itm/155050508879

GOOD FENCES (Taos, New Mexico) 10"x10" Original Oil, framed


GOOD FENCES (Santistevan Lane - Taos, New Mexico) - 10"x10" Original Oil, framed - https://www.ebay.com/itm/394131925139

DON GREGORIO'S WINTER FIELD (Truchas, N.M.) - 48"x36" Original Oil, framed

DON GREGORIO'S WINTER FIELD (Truchas, New Mexico) - 48"x36" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed - available https://www.ebay.com/itm/155050336131

Thursday, June 23, 2022

SAN JOSE DE GRACIA (Las Trampas, N.M.) - 8"x10" Original Oil


SAN JOSE DE GRACIA (Las Trampas, New Mexico). - 8"x10" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed in Gold with Linen Liner - available - https://www.ebay.com/itm/394131181194

LA PUERTA (Ranchitos Road - Taos, New Mexico) - 8"x8" Original Oil - Available


LA PUERTA - (Ranchitos Road-Taos, New Mexico) 8"x8" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed in gold with linen Liner -https://www.ebay.com/itm/155049505590

VICTOR COURT (Taos, New Mexico) 9"x6" Original Oil, Framed - Available


VICTOR COURT (Taos, New Mexico) 9"x6" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed - https://www.ebay.com/itm/155049486702

Saturday, June 11, 2022

WORD PAINTINGS #123 - UP IN SMOKE!


 WORD PAINTINGS #123 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life) - UP IN SMOKE! -https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 10, 2022

CENTINELAS DE ORO - Over 150 images - FINE ART AMERICA!


Six new images as prints, posters, greeting cards and many other great items now available at Fine Art America https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair - Over 150 images now online!

Sunday, June 05, 2022

WORD PAINTINGS #122 - BACK TO THE BEGINNING AGAIN!

 

                                          A MAN IS RICH AS HIS WOODPILE

WORD PAINTINGS #122 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life) - BACK TO THE BEGINNING AGAIN! https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 22, 2022

LLANO SAN JUAN, NEW MEXICO - CANTO HONDO (DEEP SONG)


CANTO HONDO (DEEP SONG) - LLANO SAN JUAN - Over 18,000 of our Northern New Mexico neighbors have been displaced due to the Calf Canyon/Hermit's Peak Fire. Donations of clothing and food are being collected at the large Agricultural Building in back of the Sagebrush Inn. Pet food is being collected for the strays displaced by the fires at the Rodeo Grounds. Please share....

Thursday, May 19, 2022

WORD PAINTINGS #121 - WHAT IF LIFE BEGINS AT EJACULATION?

 19 May 2022 - Llano Quemado, New Mexico

Two weeks ago I read the remarks by Clarence Thomas in regard to the public's response to Justice Alito's leaked decision to overturn Roe vs Wade.  Shocked and surprised by memories of another life, it was time for me to put the pieces together and admit to myself the unromantic truth of how I came to New Mexico 55 years ago. Broken and confused I had no idea of the long and amazing journey just ahead for my little family.

What is so disturbing to me is that pregnancy seems to be some form of immaculate conception used as a cudgel against the woman and her rights. Some states are proposing laws that will charge a woman, her doctor, or any helper with homicide with a sentence of ten years in prison.  The Texas law that offers a $10,000 bounty if there are any attempts to obtain an abortion. This same law has recently been adopted by Oklahoma. This is the wild west of political power and a woman's worst nightmare - losing control of her body and her very future.  This is the complete opposite of freedom.  What is missing here?  We suddenly find a government that refuses to acknowledge a man's contribution to abortion.  Men and their fertile sperm are never mentioned! The failure to hold a man accountable in any way for his part in the pregnancy and support of the woman and the child is mind-boggling.  Crusty old men are making decisions that will forever impact a woman's power to make choices.  Some salvation in the form of birth control is next item on their list of things to repeal and catapult us back to the Dark Ages of women's health care.  Question: Does birth control contribute to fewer abortions? Why ban birth control?

Men are one-half of the baby-making process!  Many men do it right and take responsibility for the babies they help bring into the world. Others seem to have no idea what makes a baby and prefer to blame the woman for getting pregnant in the first place - especially the Supreme Court Justices and the men they choose to ignore.  Struggled with myself whether or not to tell my truth at this time....it is now or never! 

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My labor pains began at four in the morning of December 9th 1966. Only five minutes apart we had no time to waste getting to the hospital.  My parents came to watch our 18 month old son until our regular babysitter could step in.  My husband taught English Literature at a small Catholic college in East Chicago, Indiana and our babysitter of some months was one of his students.  Leaving the house that morning I had no idea that this was one of the most significant days of my life. Revelations and changes would crush all my cozy dreams of a happy marriage to a highly regarded English professor, raising our babies together, and creating a good home for us to share - all vanished in one devastating phone call.

That call came one evening after dinner.  Our babysitter's mother told me that her daughter was pregnant and my husband was the father of her child!  Apparently she had gotten pregnant in my bed while I was in the hospital giving birth to the twins. My son was in his crib across the hall.  And, she asked, what was I going to do about it?  Exhausted from giving birth, I broke down and went to some dark never-land where I wanted to stay forever.  Called our physician who kindly made a house call and talked with me for a long time. He counseled me to leave.  Gratefully trauma has always led me to a level of numbness which allows me to go through the motions until I can gain my equilibrium.  Leaving was not an option.  The girls were only weeks old and on a every three hour feeding schedule. Their baby brother was in shock at not one but two new midnight howlers.  And there were a few more surprises to come!!

The babysitter and her family were strict Catholics.  Abortion was out of the question.  She was given an airplane ticket to Florida where she gave birth to a baby boy.  Her father was a made man and there was a contract put on my husband's life if he ever set foot in East Chicago again.  He lost his job.  We had no money. A good friend lived in Santa Fe. He rented a little adobe house for us.  I had one week to pack up the house before we could make our "getaway"!  We arrived in Santa Fe in August of 1967, about one month before the birth of his fourth child (in two years)!  That is the truth of how I came to New Mexico and Learned About Art and Life!!! But wait, there's more. 

The father of my children secured a teaching job at a local college.  Days after our divorce was final, he married one of his students, adopted her daughter and fathered two more children in a short span of time. They eventually divorced.  In a few short years he found himself the father of seven children none of whom he supported in any way!!!  Yes, Justice Thomas, life does begin at ejaculation!  Many years and three more marriages, I'm certain he gives no thought to the wreckage he has left behind.

What was lost in all this drama was my being able to live the fullness of life with my babies.  Most of the time I was terrified that we wouldn't have enough food, or that we would be evicted because I couldn't pay the rent.  If there were sicknesses (and there were many) I was the responsible party and had to pay the hospital bills instead of the utility bills.  Too early in their little lives they were latchkey children.  Anytime I had to take him to court for child support I was made to feel guilty for the divorce and expecting their father to be financially responsible for his children.  On the days he said he would visit he would "forget" and they would stand at the front window and sob.  These things will never be forgotten - it isn't even my job to forgive....I leave that to a higher authority.

Being raised Catholic, abortion was never an option for me.  Having friends who have had abortions, I know it is the most difficult decision anyone ever has to make.  During my high school years back alley abortions were common.  The wealthier families sent their daughters to some secret place to give birth and the baby was put up in "closed" adoptions - never to know their biological mother or father.  The boy was sent away and his name was never to be mentioned again.  Dark secrets forever.

Even though I am old, if I put myself in the position of young women today I am beyond rage at the patriarchy that continues to hold women hostage. I am pro CHOICE!  If most of our politicians were seriously questioned regarding their Christian principles, I am sure you would come away knowing in your heart it is only about the next election cycle.  How dare they?