21 January 2011 - "RIO CHAMA AT ABIQUIU" - 18"X24" New Work in Progress - The Underpainting. Oil colors mixed with MG Fast Drying Underpainting White to Pastel Hues. Sky: Thalo Blue, Indanthrone Blue, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow. Mountains: Deeper Blue Hues than sky. Adding Chrome Oxide Green to deeper blue mixture. Dioxazine Purple with Blue and Green Mixtures. River: Lighter hues than sky but same mixture of blues and greens to reflect sky color. Trees/Land: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Mars Orange, Cadmium Yellow.
1/18/11 -- "PEDERNAL" - 8"X28" Original Oil, to be framed in gold with linen liner. $1600.00. SOLD Just put my brushes down about half an hour ago. This canvas practically painted itself!.....the beginnings of the material I got this fall on my trip to Abiquiu and Chama.
STUDIO NEWZ: Waiting for the upgrade on Dreamweaver software and then will make an appointment to be tutored in how to change my new website by myself. Until then I will send e.mails a little more frequently. After that most work in progress will be posted to my Art Journal at http://donnaclair.blogspot.com Thanks for all the great comments about my redesign at DonnaClairArt.com -- warms my old heart to hear from so many with such good cheer! The Art Gods have taken up residency in my studio again now that most of the changes to the website are made. Some new larger canvases have already been painted in my head -- that's the hard part, the Dreamtime! Now all I have to do is stay at the easel until they are finished......Stay tuned! Hug an Artist today!
STUDIO #411 - "WINTER RIVER" - 11"X14" Original Oil on Canvas Work in Progress - the Underpainting. All colors mixed with Fast Drying MG White. Blues: Thalo, Indanthrone. Greens: Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque. Brush: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Mars Orange, Burnt Sienna.
STUDIO #311 - "PEDERNAL AT ABIQUIU, N.M." - 8"x28" Work in Progress, Original Oil on Belgian Linen. Sky: Thalo Blue, Ochre, MG Underpainting White. Mountains: Indanthrone Blue, sky mixture, and MG White. Trees: Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, MG. Land: Yellow Ochre, Mars Orange, Diox. Purple, MG.
1/14/11 -- For the past six months or so, my friend and fellow tech collaborator, Dan Kuehn and I have been working to simplify and upgrade my website at www.donnaclairart.com -- The new site is now available online. On the Collector's Guide page you can find a gallery of new paintings available through my studio. I also invite you to visit The High Road Print Catalog page which represents the journey I have taken in northern New Mexico over the past forty-four years. This year I plan to add to all the categories represented on the home page -- an expanded journey! Your comments are appreciated. Click to the Contact Page and leave your e.address to receive my Studio Newsletter with updates of new paintings and prints. Your comments are appreciated. Stay tuned! DC
1/5/11 - From My Taos Studio - HONDO VALLEY DREAMING - 24"x24" Work in Progress, the sky is completed and the Glazes on the lower 2/3rds of the painting: Sky: A combination of Permalba White, Indanthrone Blue, Thalo Blue and Thalo Green and Payne's Grey. The Grasses: Darkest Greens: Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna. Adding Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow for the lighter areas. Stay Tuned!