Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Apache Trail east of Phoenix is a scenic stretch of mostly dirt road that winds through rugged desert topography connecting Apache Junction with Roosevelt Lake. Abundant wildflower blooms make springtime a particularly enjoyable time to make this drive. This 11" x 14" oil is available for purchase at the Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This 12" x 16" oil painting is of an area just off AZ State HWY 87 between Mesa and Payson, Arizona. This is a favorite drive through the varied terrain of the Sonoran Desert. The play of light and shadow on the eroded hillside is what caught my interest. There are a number of paintable subjects in this immediate area, including the tree-lined Sycamore Creek. The painting is available through Big Horn Gallery in Tubac, Arizona.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
June Storm, oil 14" x 18"
Spaces are still available for my "Clouds & Sky in the Landscape" oil painting class in Albuquerque. Class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning January 9 at the New Mexico Art League. Register online at https://newmexicoartleague.wildapricot.org/event-2370962
Monday, November 28, 2016
This 6" x 8" oil is one of three paintings of mine that will be exhibited in the Small Works Holiday Show Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2017 at New Mexico Art League, 3409 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM. The show will feature works by New Mexico artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media. Reception is 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 10. All work is for sale. "Trailside Bloom," posted below, will also be in the show.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
"Trailside Bloom," oil 9"x12", was painted at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve during the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival last week in New Mexico. What appealed to me about this back-lit morning scene, in addition to the rich red blooms, was the transition from vegetation of the wetland in the background to the surrounding high desert vegetation of the foreground. The painting can be seen at the festival exhibition through July 4, 2016 at InArt Santa Fe Gallery in Santa Fe.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
"Fast Moving Storm" is a plein air piece done last summer at the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival. The location is near Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico. Conditions were perfect for several days of painting. This painting was awarded an honorable mention and was sold at InArt Santa Fe Gallery. The gallery is hosting the SFPAF again this year, and I am looking forward to another fun event.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Here is another 10" x 16" oil painting done in the studio. I had been wanting to paint this scene for some time. The arroyo is viewable from NM State HWY 285 near the opera house, outside of Santa Fe, NM. The Sangre de Cristo mountain range is poking up in the distance. Every time I passed by these interesting land shapes, I was reminded that I needed to get around to painting them. Well, here is the finished painting. Now that it is complete, maybe I can put that urge to rest.
This studio oil painting, 10" x 16", is fairly minimalist in design with a simple ground plane. I was striving to create a moisture laden atmospheric lighting effect. There is no blue sky evident, but, rather, refracted light consisting of shades of cool and warm grays. Lots o' fun to paint.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
This plein air painting, 11" x 14", oil, was done at the tail end of the Santa Fe Plein Air Festival in June, 2015. It was too late to enter it in that show, but it has been accepted in the Plein Air Painters 2015 Member's Annual Juried Show, Oct. 2 - 25 Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, 217 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Here is a photo of me and a painting I am working on for my solo exhibition titled "Cloud 9" Sept. 18 - Oct. 18 at InArt Santa Fe Gallery, 219 Delgado St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The show is a celebration of the Southwest monsoon. Opening reception is 5 - 7 p.m. Sept 18. I look forward to meeting you there!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Monday, November 17, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This painting (30" x 30" oil) was completed in the studio toward the end of last year. The subject is a water feature seen at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. The effect of dappled light on the lilies, mostly in shadow, was quiet and peaceful and is what inspired me to paint it. [The painting received an Award of Excellence at the Encantada 2014 Art Show in Albuquerque.]