Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tree Line

6x8 Acrylic on Canvas
So far this is my favorite landscape. I really like looking back up a hill or a slope and seeing a dark line of trees set against the clouds and sky. It makes it look like the clouds are touching the earth.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunset El Dorado #2

8x10 Acrylic on Canvas Board $150.00
Yet another dramatic and beautiful the sky really that color?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Vineyard pictures

Harvest time at Estrella del Norte

Here are a few pictures of Emily and me at the vineyard this weekend. Perfect day for picking grapes. I worked for the owners this spring and summer and that's how we ended up here for the Harvest Party.

View from Camel Rock

I'm going to insert a few landscapes that I did this summer while I'm finishing two new still life paintings. This one is pretty much a view from Camel Rock area with one of those beautiful stormy skies, and that rain you can see just before it hits the  ground. They call it "virga". I never heard that word before I came here and never really saw it before either. You can see it in this painting in the far left in the sky.
11x14   Acrylic on Canvas Board       $200.00

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Still Life with Wildflowers

It took a long time to finish this small still life. It had a lot of challenges, the silver pitcher and reflections, the
lace detail and yellows seem more difficult to work with. I am happy with the results, and even though I have a really good camera, it looks so much better in real life.



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Perfect Pair

9x7 Acrylic on canvas                                                                                         $150.00


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pears in a Row

7x14 Acrylic on canvas $175.00
I'm starting a still life series, more pears tomorrow!! Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Arroyo at Sunset

15"x18"  $350.00Acrylic on canvas mounted on masonite

I seem to take a lot of pictures at or near sunset when the light is most dramatic. Even then the photos never quite capture the drama and the color. That's where memory and imagination come in.....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

El Dorado, New Mexico at Sunset

Acrylic on canvas board  5x7

Spectacular sunsets are a common occurance in New Mexico, but they never cease to amaze me. The light and color changes moment by moment. They are gone so quickly but the good thing is that there is always something awesome to see in the skies here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Big Sky over New Mexico

8x10 acrylic on canvas board
Sometimes I think I'd like to paint clouds and nothing else, big canvases that would cover a whole wall. One of these days, when I move into a bigger studio.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pasture near Pojoaque

8x10 Acrylic on canvas board

This was such a peaceful, beautiful scene on the High Road to Taos near Truchas, New Mexico. The sun was high overhead and I loved the way the light shone on this white pony in the tall grass.

Cottonwood Grove

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pure Enchantment

Canvas mounted on masonite
12''x 14 3/4" $650.00

The fields are unusually green this year and there seems to be an abundance of sunflowers as well.