Friday, June 28, 2013


Hello from Tesuque!  A lovely and most welcome drenching rain this afternoon -- just when we thought that moisture was a figment of our imaginations, the Rain Gods smiled on us!  Longtime Art Friend Dr. David Reagan of Texas suggested I send photos of my new place - here they are.  Just getting started again -- yes, that is a worktable in the kitchen area - underpainting some 6"x8"s - new underpaintings large and small on the easel.  Finally working my way through the new Photoshop CS6 software - not quite there yet.  Why do they take something so simple and easy to use as CS2 and complicate it beyond my frail capabilities? Still have a little workroom off to the side of the office that needs some TLC - unpack more boxes, put out my music - organize the chaos.

My plan is to begin posting some small auction pieces around the 9th of next month - working on some lovely medium underpaintings -- it all seems so new -- set out new paints again today -- I fall in love with linseed oil and turpentine all over again!  Waiting for one more standing light for the easel paintings - having to learn some things as though for the first time.

Oh, almost forgot - found this gem on Facebook today - an article that states that more art is now being sold online than in galleries!  -- Hot off the easel!  It pays for every artist to know how to use a computer! 

Just beginning to rebuild my inventory and plan to post my progress to this blog on a regular basis --  should be very interesting!  Stay tuned!  Send e.mail address to receive Studio Newsletter - previews of new paintings and prints.

Best regards, Donna

Monday, June 17, 2013


New Photoshop, computer upgrade, new studio arrangement, unfamiliar surroundings - strangeness -- unfamiliar lighting on palette and easel - the word for the Day is ADAPT!!