100 Small Paintings No. 72 - RANCHITOS PASTORAL (View from the field at Padre Martinez Hacienda, Taos, New Mexico), 8"X8" Original Oil, SOLD
Saturday, November 30, 2013
100 SMALL PAINTINGS NO. 73 - PUESTA DEL SOL (One of the last paintings of the view from my Taos kitchen window) 6"x8" Original Oil on Gessoed Panel, Framed in Gold - SOLD
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
OUR DAILY BREAD (Taos Pueblo, New Mexico)
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie
A very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to family and friends everywhere! Best regards, Donna
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Studio No. 2113 - HARVEST MOON RISING, 30"x40" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, Framed in Silver with Linen Liner - Completed 11/19/13 - Now available at Online Gallery .
Thursday, November 14, 2013
STUDIO NO. 2113 - HARVEST MOON RISING - 30"x40" Work in Progress (The Glazes) - Glazes are transparent or semi-transparent colors thinned with painting medium and worked into the underpainting. Trees: Combinations of Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna and Cadmium Red. Sky: Ultramarine Blue, Violet Lake, Thalo Red Rose and Yellow Ochre Transparent. Because there is turpentine in painting medium, the glazes have to dry before going in with the opaque colors.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
HARVEST MOON RISING - 30"x40" work in Progress (Underpainting) - Original Oil on Canvas. Trees: Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, Yellow Ochre, Prussian Blue. Sky: Ultramarine Blue; Cadmium Yellow, Thalo Red Rose, Cadmium Red. Earth: Mixed all colors together to get a wonderful "mud". All colors mixed with Grumbacher MG White and thinned with turpentine.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
TAOS SUNRISE - New 36"x36" Original Oil on Belgian Linen - Wrap-around Canvas. Completed 11/12/13. Now available for purchase at my Online Gallery/Store.
Friday, November 08, 2013
STUDIO NO. 2013 - TAOS SUNRISE - 36"x36" Work in Progress (Opaque Colors) - Worked on this canvas all week and dropped the idea of using only five colors. Added Cadmium Yellow Light to the area where the sun is rising and will add some dry brush Holbein Rose Grey to the sky next week. Also added some Burnt Sienna and Alizarin to the grasses and trees. The paint is laid on rather thickly and needs to dry before I can work to bring out the early morning light. This is not a New Beginning as I thought when I blocked it in - it is the last painting from my kitchen window on Santistevan Lane -- that makes it very special in my eyes. Hope you are enjoying this process. DC