Water-based oil with palette knife. New direction. Sold at the annual Las Campanas Charity Auction, this year on June 30, 2018. Sold to customers with 4 of my older paintings. We had a lively conversation about this new direction. To be continued...
Award winning painting. En plein air at the Santa Fe River after the rains. I was concentrating on the flow of the river as it made its way around and over the rocks, creating patterns in the water. The water usually is not flowing here so this was a real treat. Golden rectangle proportion. My grandchildren fell in love with this painting so I gave it to them as a gift for their new home!
Palette knife painting of view toward the Jemez Mountains. Since it was quite cold outside, this plein air piece was ccmpleted in the studio, but still while looking at the scene through the large studio windows.
"En plein air" at the Big Tesuque Campground near the Santa Fe ski slope. I was especially attracted to the Aspens' reflection in the pond created by the water flowing down the mountain. Profits donated to the Santa Fe Artists Medical Fund.
Sold at the InArt Gallery in Santa Fe. Painted during the 2014 Plain Air Santa Fe week-long paintout. I can't wait to get back out there and do this again, perhaps larger, perhaps during the sunset (or sunrise!). The Diablo Canyon is undergoing a major cleanup by various public land organizations. And I hope to capture it in its entirety before it becomes civilized.
NFS but willing to commission a similar painting."En plein air" on the North Shore of Oahu. The waves and the wind created a non-stop symphony. I needed to do the same painting on the next day. Juried into the 2017 PAPNM Juried Member Show, Nov 2017. Painted with water mixable Cobra oils. Collection: Artist.
The mighty Chama River can be passive and muddy or active and colorful. Painting at this spot on the Chama River is my favorite painting venue. Painted "en plein air". Juried in to the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 8th National Juried Members Show. Sold by the Purple Sage Gallery in December 2017.
Studio version and largest in a series of my new favorite place in Santa Fe to paint. The river is rushing right now after heavy rainfalls. I love to sit by the river, listening to the sounds of water flowing and the laughter of children and barking of dogs as they splash around in the river, the way we did when we were children. Sold on April, 13, 2018 at the Purple Sage Gallery
Painted "en plein air" at the Kewala Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. Cobra water-based oils with Gamblin solvent-free gel over a transparent underpainting. Just steps from our cottage on this Painting trip, I enjoyed spending time feeling the wind and smelling the aroma that are so evocative of this part of the world, my childhood home. The yearning to return is beginning to invade my psyche. I painted this the day after the "Kewala Sound of Music" and want to do a larger studio version. Gift to my North Shore traveling companion, dear, dear friend from College days.
Primarily palette knife. A Facebook favorite of fellow plain-aire painters. I was staying 20 feet from this beach at Kewala Bay on the North Shore of Oahu. The wind was particularly ferocious this day and the waves high. I loved it. Property of artist.
"En plein air" near Madera Reserve. The Palo Verde are in full bloom. What a majestic site. They remind me of the feeling when the Cottonwood are in bloom in New Mexico. Sold at the Las Campanas Charity Annual Silent Auction - July 2016.
Painted at the Leo Carrillo Beach along the California Coast. Yes, that's a whale in the distance, a rare sight in this area. And the next day, we were treated to a full beach production for a Coppertone ad. The painting's buyer liked the whale and the fact that this painting was at this particular beach. Leo Carrillo was one of his father's favorites: an "American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist".
A larger studio version of the plein air painting, As the Chama Churns. A favorite venue, 12 miles out on the Monastery Road. Sold by the Marigold Arts Gallery Sept 2018 to a couple in San Francisco!!.
Started this with a sketch based on an older painting of the Chama River. Completed using a sunset photo using palette knives. The end result might lead to a new style. Sold May 2, 2018 at the marigold arts gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
What joy it is to capture the feeling of the New Mexico Landscape with the afternoon or evening light - along the Chama River, one of my favorite rivers. The river is often a rusty brown and green so the few times it has more color are the times to capture. Sold Sep 2018 by the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, www.marigoldarts.com.
This is a view along the Monastery Road, a one lane dirt road that leads past spectacular cliffs along the Chama River toward the Christ of the Church Monastery less than a mile from this vantage point. Sold by the marigold arts gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, Jan 18, 2018.
"En plein air" at one of my favorite painting sites, down a long dirt road near our house. This site is marked for development, but it at least will be open to the public. Sold Apr 30, 2018 at the marigold arts gallery, www.marigoldarts.com, on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Painted "en plein air" at the beginning of Monastery Road, just up the road from Ghost Ranch. We were looking north at the wondrous cliffs formed so long ago during various geological ages. The light was playing in and out of the clouds, but it was fun to try to capture it anyway, waiting for the light and the shadows to return. Painted without a paint brush, with a paper towel and palette knife. I intend to touch it up slightly, perhaps with a paintbrush, providing a little more detail in the foreground. I have to wonder a bit about the prominent cliff structure. It's one of the 'muffin-top' cliffs that are ubiquitous along the Chama River in this part of New Mexico. But a viewer thought it was a hole in the mountain. Perhaps I was trying to see through the mountain to the beginning of its formation! I've decided to leave it as is; I rather like the ambiguity. Sold Dec 2015 at the Purple Sage Gallery, www.purplesagegallery.biz.
Painted in winter; begun out doors but completed in the studio, but still looking at the winter scene through the window. Sold Jan 2, 2016 at the Purple Sage Gallery, an auspicious beginning of the year.
"En plein air" at one of my favorite venues, Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. I wait for the clouds in order to capture the most dramatic effect on the cliffs. Painted from the top of the mesa. Sold March 2018 at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, www.marigoldarts.com
Begun as a plein air during the PACE 2018 Convention at Ghost Ranch. Adjusted in the studio to add more sparkle to the otherwise gray painting. I consider this a plein air piece since at most 20% was done in the studio. Sold July 28, 2018 to a university professor in New York at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, http://www.marigoldarts.com.
Painted from a dramatic photograph I took of a mesa at Ghost Ranch, just as the sun was about to set. This is near Georgia O'Keefe's backyard. - an enlarged version of the 5x7 Ghost Ranch Mesa Sunset Small #1. Commissioned by a client of smaller paintings.Sold by the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road April 2018.
"en plein air" facing the cliffs above Georgia's Ghost Ranch House, when the sun creates its strongest shadows. Due to my recovering knee I stayed by the car on the road. Sold at the Marigold Arts gallery Mar 2 2018.
.This is not the quintessential Ghost Ranch scene. Only when the viewer goes up to the mesa will these cliffs unfold. When I gaze at the painting online I am particularly reminded of an aged tapestry; this then is a tapestry of the Ghost Ranch cliffs. Sold March 2018 at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, www.marigoldarts.com..
Small, more colorful version of painting done "en plein air" of the cliffs from Monastery Road near Ghost Ranch ("Chama Striations"). In a floating frame. Sold at the Purple Sage Gallery, www.purplesagegaleria.com.
Exclusively palette knife with water based oils. Golden rectangle proportion. Small horizontal studio version of a plein air from a few years ago. Sold by the Marigold Arts Gallery July 25, 2018 to a honeymooning couple.
"En plein air" at the Madera Creek in the Santa Rita Mountains. Usually this creek is dry so I took advantage of the melting snow and the unusual rainfall to paint here several times. This was the first one.
When I gaze at the painting online I am particularly reminded of an aged tapestry; this then is a tapestry of the Chama River cliffs. Painted "en plein air" behind Ghost Ranch. Golden Ratio proportions. Sold Dec 2016 at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, http://www.marigoldarts.com.
This is a first in a series of more impressionistic, primarily palette knife work following the colorist style of Hensche and Hawthorne. Sold June 2016 by the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, http://www.marigoldarts.com.
My new favorite place in Santa Fe to paint. The river is rushing right now after heavy rainfalls. I love to sit by the river, listening to the sounds of water flowing and the laughter of children and barking of dogs as they splash around in the river, the way we did when we were children. I am doing a series of these. Sold at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, http://www.marigoldarts.com, on 6/16/2016. This is the first of the "Return to the River" series at the Santa Fe River.