Wednesday, March 31, 2010
SPRING FLING!! THREE PRINTS FOR THE PRICE OF TWO ($210.00) - Now available from my High Road Catalogue - http://www.donnaclairart.com/prints.html Offer good until April 30th. "LILAS DE TAOS" - Spectacular spring show of lilacs in front of the old Taos News Building! - Available in two sizes - Small: $60, Large: $110. Prices include shipping. - Call my Taos Studio at (575)758-7454.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
SOLDSTUDIO #1010 - "CANCION DEL SOL" - 30"X60" Original Oil on Fine Belgian Linen - Framed in Gold with Linen Liner. Completed 3/21/10. This painting has been a long time in the "dreamtime" -- which is where I usually spend most of my days. It is a view from Middle Road here in Taos on a late summer evening's walk....quiet, pastoral....peaceful. As I hinted in an earlier post, I had "painted" this canvas in my head so many times that all I had to do was essentially sit there, mix the paint and hold the brush....something else took over. However, once it was completed this weekend, I sat back and looked at it and realized it is one of my very best paintings. Once I walked away from the easel, I felt stunned and a little lonely....this image has been my companion for years!
STUDIO NEWS: Am working on a 48"x36" canvas which I previewed in yesterday's post - "TAOS AFTERNOON SHADOWS" -- I love the colors so far. It is from a digital photo I took through my kitchen window (one of my favorite places on earth) -- I made a digital print of the photo and am working freehand from that image. House repair and spring cleaning taking up the rest of my time -- and watching the apricot tree in front of the house "bud" -- lots of happy chirpy birds in that tree this week! DC
Monday, March 22, 2010
STUDIO #1010 - "TAOS AFTERNOON SHADOWS" - 48"X36" Original Oil on Fine Belgian Linen - THE GLAZES: Sky: Dark snowstorm moving off into the Pecos Wilderness - Prussian Blue, Mars Black -- a touch of Permalba White at the horizon. Trees: "Mud" color from mixing leftover colors on my palette. Shadows in the foreground" Cobalt Violet Hue, Rose Grey, Payne's Grey, Permalba White. Stay tuned.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
"CANCION DEL SOL" (SONG OF THE SUN) - 30"X60" WORK IN PROGRESS. From the bottom up today -- Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna in the foreground. Middle ground a combination of Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna and Italian Pink. I want the feeling of sunset -- early evening -- will work the opaque paints into the dark colors. I will finish glazing the middle ground tomorrow and then move on to the sky -- which will inform the opaque colors.