Wednesday, February 27, 2013


"Dream Big"
6"x8"     Oil     $95.00
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"Dreaming Big" is exactly what I was doing in I attempting the "fracturing
technique".  It was inspired by Julie Ford Oliver, and captured in 
her video ArtByte on the Daily Paintworks website
Challenging it was, but fun, so I'll try it again. 
Julie is a long-time friend, mentor, and fellow member of
the Southern New Mexico Art Guild here in Las Cruces.....
and outstanding artist.
Lucie has been like this pretty much ever since our grandchildren
left here to return home on Monday......
(she's going to be unhappy with me for showing you this).
Back soon.....stay tuned.....

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


"Rooftops of San Miguel" (study)
6"x8"     Oil     $95.00
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This is the study of a larger painting I have in the works.  You're on the roof of a villa in San Miguel where we spent a week for the wedding of my granddaughter.  The wedding was also held here in the villa.  Perched on the side of a hill, the views were fabulous, and I was taken with the unusual view of the rooftops.
"San Miguel Window"
8"x6"     Oil     $95.00
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I love San Miguel.  Everything about this beautiful village inspires me to paint....doors, windows, street scenes, people, flowers.....and more.  I look forward to returning.
"La Entrada"
6"x8"     Oil     $95.00
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This is the entrance of a home we rented in San Miguel.  It was breathtakingly beautiful, and charming at the same time, which sounds confusing, but it was truly a treat to stay there.  It came equipped with a gardener, housekeeper, and a cook, who shopped for fresh food at the market each morning and prepared breakfast, lunch, and left a prepared supper before she departed in the early afternoon.  What a life!
As you may have guessed by now, I'm way behind on posting to my blog.  Here is
 the reason....Winslow (6+) and Story (3), great-grands from Austin, and it was a good thing!
They brought their dad, grandfather, an aunt, a great-aunt, and two cousins....
As you can guess, Lucie stayed under the bed!
Stay tuned.....we'll take a trip to another location next time....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


"Misty Morning at Prude Ranch"
Oil     6"x8"     $95.00
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Are there any Prude Ranch lovers out there?  Well, y'all, if you don't
know about it you should!  Prude Guest Ranch is located close to Fort Davis in
far West Texas.  You can spend the weekend or more riding horses, chowing down
on great food, and swimming in the indoor pool. You can visit the observatory for
a "Star Party", shop in town, visit Big Bend, Marfa and Terlingua, 
check out the "Milky Way" (the stars are brighter in Texas!)
or just chill out in that beautiful country. 
Tell my granddaughter, Kelly, I sent you....she's the head wrangler there.
Summertime brings kids from all over the country (there have even been some
from France) to learn to ride horses, rope, dance, and a myriad of
other activities. Click here to visit their website.
Our daughter Evin sent this cartoon.....asked if this was Lucie....
I say "YES" on all, except #6....she doesn't do that.
Stay tuned.......

Sunday, February 17, 2013


These two small paintings have been added to my website, and
"Spring Show"
Oil     6"x8"     $95.00
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Every Spring, the cactus on my patio puts on this show, with beautiful
colors and lots of blooms.
"This is New Mexico"
Oil     6"x8"     $95.00
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This is between Santa Fe and Taos, but could be many places in New Mexico.
Happy Sunday.....stay tuned......

Friday, February 15, 2013


"Mesilla Morning"
Oil     6"x8"
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I've been posting a painting a day to my new Daily Paintworks Gallery,
including this one, which I painted today.  I'm hoping
to return to painting a small piece each day.  I think that exercise has given me
an opportunity to try some new things, work with other colors, and
do studies on some subjects on which I've been wanting to work
for awhile.
There have been some nice days recently, so Lucie and I can get
outside in the sunshine.  As long as Lucie can get out (that also translates to
"get her way"), she doesn't care how much time I spend in the studio!
Stay tuned........ 

Sunday, February 10, 2013


"La Reina"
Oil     8"x6"
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I submitted this painting today to the Daily Paintworks Challenge.  Actually, this was last week's challenge, so I'll be getting busy on the subject for this historical building.
Stay tuned......

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Today, I joined Daily Paintworks, an online gallery of artists,
 where I'll be posting my small works for sale.  In my next blog, I hope to be able
to create the link so you can go directly to my gallery page there.  
Meanwhile, this is a test, and if it works, they'll pull this image and the
corresponding information, and it will appear for purchase tomorrow 
on my page on their site.
"Wildflowers at El Monte Sagrado"
Oil on canvas board, 6"x8"
I'll keep you posted as I learn more.  (Lucie thinks I'm nutz for doing this...
At this moment, I think she's right!).
Stay tuned.......


Friday, February 8, 2013


Well, I did it......I created a collage.  There are several sites online that
can be used to create collages, and I think I selected the most difficult!
HOWEVER, after having my nose pressed against the monitor for
more time than I want to confess, I did it!  Time and trial will only tell if I
can succeed again.
Anyway, here is a collage (yea!) of a few of the pieces I painted
during the "30 Paintings in 30" Days Challenge. 
It is my plan this weekend to begin posting my work for purchase
on the Daily Paintworks website.  As soon as I have a link
for that, I'll post it here.....I hope you'll check it out. 
Stay tuned...... 

Monday, February 4, 2013


I usually love challenges, but this past weekend has been a real techy challenge!
I now have my new website up and running, tho not complete yet.
I welcome critique, so please click here, come back
and let me know what you think.  The "Blog" button on the website
will bring you right back. 
For those who don't know, you can click on the title of today's blog....
in this case "MY NEW WEBSITE" on the email copy of the post you receive
in your inbox.  That will take you to the actual version of today's post, and you can 
add your comments in the space provided at the bottom. (I'm a "newby",
so it took me awhile to figure that out!) 
Can anyone out there tell me how to link my blogger blog to my Facebook Page???
So far, I've given up on that for now....too much time spent unsuccessfully.
Back to painting today....
Just to add a bit of color, this is a painting I did of Lucie in her favorite position!
Stay tuned (and let me hear from you).....