Monday, July 22, 2013


"Canyon Road Address"
Oil on Panel    6"x8"
This was painted from a photo I took during a last-summer visit
to Santa Fe.
We had fabulous weather here last week!  One day we had an all-day
gentle rain, Saturday several soft showers, and even a nice rain last evening. 
Temperatures were in the low 80's all week......this while the
rest of the country was burning up.  We have such good weather
here in Las Cruces all during the year, and even on our seldom rainy days we 
enjoy beautiful white fluffy clouds against usually sunny, crisp New Mexico blue skies.
H.R.H. Lucie prefers to sleep on rainy days.  A walk outside in the rain
would muss her beautiful sleek hairdo. 
(Please don't tell her I showed this photo to you.......)

It's beginning to cloud over....another shower coming????
Stay tuned....... 

Sunday, July 7, 2013


My post today to my Daily Paintworks Gallery is

"Summer Sunflowers"
Oil on Canvas Panel (unframed)
8"x 6"
This has also been posted to the Daily Paintworks weekly 

In my last post I promised a really good shrimp recipe.  Here is a photo
to stimulate your curiosity:
This is so good, and so simple.  I peeled the shrimp before cooking
so it wouldn't be so messy to eat, but they can also be cooked in the
shell.  I wish I could take credit, but
Try it.  Let me know what you think. 
Stay tuned....

Kathleen and H.R.H. Lucie 

Friday, July 5, 2013


It's true that I haven't been here for a spell...too many irons in the fire,
and lots of family in and out. 
Lucie is absolutely correct in her philosophy of "doing what you
like best" (in her case that's sleeping), so it's back to
the easel for me (and a continuation of her favorite hobby, for her).
My painting post for today is Challenge #12 on the website,
"Let's Paint New Mexico".  I was saddened to learn that this site has been put 
temporarily (I hope) on hold.  Artist Dee Sanchez has done a great job with the
site but, like many of us, just has a shortage of time in her days.
"Market Zinnias"
Oil on Canvas Panel (unframed)
I hope to be able to show you some new (and we always hope) great work
in the next few days.   On my next post, I have a wonderful shrimp recipe
to share with you......Stay tuned.........
Kathleen (and H.R.H. Lucie)