Friday, January 27, 2017

EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS - 22"x28" Work in Progress (Underpainting)

Studio No. 317 - EL CALLE DE TRUCHAS (Truchas, New Mexico) - New 22"x28" Work in Progress (Underpainting) - Oil colors are mixed with MG Fast Drying Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine.  Sky: Payne's Grey.  Trees: burnt sienna and mars orange.  Main building: Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre.  Road: Burnt Sienna, Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre.  Snow:  White with small amount of Cadmium Yelow and Cadmium Red - Prussian Blue Outline.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Original Oil

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM (Taos, New Mexico) - New 24"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed, now available - PREVIEW.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Glazes)

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Glazes) - Glazes are the dark transparent/semi-transparent oil colors applied over the underpainting with Overnight Glazing Medium (six ounces distilled turp., 1 oz. each of damar varnish and stand oil and 1/4 tsp. cobalt drier)  This phase of the painting sets up the lights (opaque paints) and adds a great deal of richness to the finished painting.  Color notes: Sky: Prussian Blue and Paynes Grey. Foreground:  Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre Deep.  Trees:  Yellow trees same as foreground.  Green:  Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.

RIO PUEBLO - 8"x10" Original Oil, framed

RIO PUEBLO (Placitas, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed Panel, framed - Sold

RIO CHIQUITO - 8"x10" Original Oil - Framed

RIO CHIQUITO (Rio Chiquito, New Mexico) - 8"x10" Original Oil on Italian Gessoed Panel, Framed - Sold

Monday, January 23, 2017

TAOS SUMMER STORM - 24"x30" Work in Progress (Underpainting)

Studio No. 417 - TAOS SUMMER STORM (Taos, New Mexico) - New 24"x30" Work in Progress (Underpainting).  Colors are mixed with MG Underpainting White and Distilled Turpentine.  Color Notes:  Sky:  Prussian Blue and Paynes Grey.  Mountains:  Payne's Grey and dirty brush.  Trees:  Cadmium Yellow, Mars Orange, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.  Foreground:  Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre.  Apply underpainting and let dry for about a week before applying glazes.

Friday, January 20, 2017


“The images of peace are ephemeral. The language of peace is subtle. The reasons for peace, the definitions of peace, the very idea of peace have to be invented, and invented again.
Children, everybody, here’s what to do during war: In a time of destruction, create something. A poem. A parade. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment.”
—From THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE, Maxine Hong Kingston

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


6 January 2017 -  This morning while still in bed with all my papers and magazines around me, propped up by several lovely pillows, I called my website tech/good friend and fellow dreamer, Dan Kuehn, to make an appointment for the middle of this month to overhaul the way I do my business. As we were talking it became clear that the art market has changed so profoundly in the past few years that parts of the old ways of selling art have morphed and changed, or are dying off completely.  Yes, here I am, finally awake to some new and exciting ways to sell my paintings.  In Buddhism they call it "the Beginner's Mind" - and I finally got it!  Aha - I am starting all over again....and more will be revealed as I begin this process.  All I can say is that I am ready and willing to start some new creative adventures here in Taos - right now it is all a bunch of beautiful blank canvases - Stay tuned!  In the meantime, here is an old beauty (very appropriate to my time in life) now available as fine art prints and many other great items at FINE ART AMERICA.


Each day a New Beginning - Happy New Year!