Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
20 December 2021 (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) Today my studio is fresh with some New Beginnings - planning to send newsletters right after the first of the year; in the meantime....
This painting is "Winter Gifts". The original of this work was "adopted" by some great friends and very prolific art collectors years ago and still resides in a lovely home in Taos. The street in this painting is the main street in Truchas -- I walked to the post office from my little adobe house every day and still keep the memories of that special time and place very close. The woman is the memory I've kept of my little Polish grandmother, Ella -- she carried a shopping bag with her everywhere -- those were her "gifts" her "surprises". The words of Fra Giovanni never fail to inspire and uplift - especially at this time of the year. From my heart I wish each and every one of you all the best of this holiday season -- Hug someone special today!
Sincere best wishes, Donna
"There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
But there is much, very much that while I cannot give it,
you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts
find rest in today. TAKE HEAVEN.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden
in this present moment. TAKE PEACE.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within reach is joy.
There is a radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see,
and to see we have only to look. I BESEECH YOU TO LOOK.
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by
their covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard.
Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it
a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom with power.
Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel's hand that
brings it to you. Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or
a duty, believe me that angel's hand is there; the gift is there,
and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys.
They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
And so, at this time, I greet you.
Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with
profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and
forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away."
Fra Giovanni, 1513 AD
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!!! "OUR DAILY BREAD" (Taos Pueblo - Taos, New Mexico) - Still grateful for this wonderful day with artist and friend Dan Bodelson. We bought that splendiferous loaf of bread straight from the oven. Best lunch ever!! Must have been over 50 years ago - so Grateful!!!!
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
HOT OFF THE EASEL! THUNDERSPIRITS (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - NEW! 40"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, framed - Now available for purchase at Chimayo Trading Del Norte - Ranchos de Taos Plaza, New Mexico.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Studio #2921 - SUNDAY WITH SARAH (Ranchitos Road - Taos, New Mexico) - NEW! 20"x20" Original Oil, Framed in gold with linen liner....Sold
Friday, October 01, 2021
Studio #2721 - LOS RECUERDOS (Alcalde, New Mexico) NEW! 10"x8" Original Oil on Linen Panel- framed in gold with linen liner....https://www.ebay.com/itm/154634256583
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Studio #2621 - RIO CHAMA (Abiquiu, New Mexico) - NEW! Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed in gold with linen liner....https://www.ebay.com/itm/393606090460
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
LLANO QUEMADO SUNSET (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) - NEW! 6"x9" Original Oil, framed in gold with linen liner - https://www.ebay.com/itm/154623574319
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Studio #2321 - CASITA DE LA CRUZ (Questa, New Mexico - NEW! 6"x8" Original Oil on Linen Panel, framed in gold with linen liner - https://www.ebay.com/itm/393590045133
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Studio #2221 - LA PUERTA DE SAN JOSE DE GRACIA (Las Trampas, New Mexico) - NEW! 8"x8" Original Oil - Sold
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
"To deliver oneself up, hand oneself over, entrust oneself completely to the silence of a wide landscape of woods and hill, or sea, or desert: to sit still while the sun comes up over the land and fills its silence with light. To pray and work in the morning and to labor in meditation in the evening when night falls upon that land and when the silence fills itself with darkness and with stars. This is a true and special vocation. There are few who are willing to belong completely to such silence, to let it soak into their bones, to breathe nothing but silence, and to turn the very substance of their life into a living and vigilant silence." Thomas Merton
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Studio #2121 - THUNDERSPIRITS - Work in Progress - (Monsoon Clouds - Llano Quemado, New Mexico) 40"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen
Darks: Payne's Grey, Cobalt Blue, Blue Grey Middle Tones Clouds: Mixture of Blue Grey, Light Greys, Portland Blue Grey Cool - variety of Holbein Greys - Sky: Blue Grey, King's Grey Lights: Titanium White, touch of Naples Yellow
Sunday, August 15, 2021
WORD PAINTINGS #112 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life) - DUST DEVILS AND A DOUBLE RAINBOW! - https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/
Thursday, August 05, 2021
Sunday, August 01, 2021
WORD PAINTINGS #111 - THIS HOUSE OF CLOUDS AND BIRDS (How I Came to New Mexico and learned about Art and Life) - https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Studio #1721 - SUNDAY WITH SARAH (Study) (Ranchitos Road, Taos, New Mexico) - NEW 10"x10" Original Oil on canvas, framed - Available at Chimayo Trading Del Norte, Ranchos de Taos, N.M.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at Fine Art America - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair
Friday, July 09, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Hot off the Easel!! LOS CAMPOS DEL LLANO (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) New 24"x30" Original Oil on Belgian Linen, Framed - Available at Chimayo Trading del Norte - Ranchos de Taos Plaza, Ranchos de Taos - Preview/Purchase.
25 May 2021 - Eight New Original Oil Paintings to be delivered to Chimayo Trading Del Norte in Ranchos de Taos Plaza today - New 4500 sq. foot expansion of original space - Gabe and Alicia Abrums, Owners - Stop in and say "Hi".
Monday, May 24, 2021
SPRING THAW AT CUNDIYO (New Mexico) - Prints, greeting cards, posters and many other great items now available at Fine Art America - https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Saturday, May 08, 2021
WORD PAINTINGS #108 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned About Art & Life) - INTO THE DREAMTIME....https://donnaclairwordpaintings.blogspot.com/THE LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Ranchito Road - Taos, New Mexico) - New 8"x8" Original Oil now available at my Online Gallery.
5/8/21 (Llano Quemado, N.M.) - A Toned Ground. Preparing to Paint. Mix in aluminum can (not plastic!) - I use Jerry's Gesso (Artarama), acrylic Payne's Grey and water - not too thck and not to thin. It usually takes two coats for a good ground. I like a medium grey. Apply second coat only after the first is completely dry. A good start today!!!!