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 30 2018.
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.
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.
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!!.
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.
Juried into the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Member Show. Available for viewing at the Sorrel Sky Gallery from Nov 2 - 21. The river was rushing and the rocks were treacherous But I persevered (even though I stumbled once and then another time). On a hot day, painting here was refreshing and the sound always soothing. This was my painting on the second day visiting the area. "En plein air". Sold with Chilling I.
Sold 5/13/2019 by the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road. I happened to visit the gallery after painting at the Santa Fe River, only to find a very nice Arizona couple completing the purchase of this painting. It's so nice to meet a customer in person.
Sold Jun 20, 2019 by the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road.Officially my 100th painting recorded as sold. Primarily palette knife after a wash-in. The color was pushed: Diablo Canyon is often a range of grey only. But the morning light can cause it to glow. This is a favorite venue near my home in Santa Fe far out on a rough dirt road. The area is still being filmed in westerns. It does feel like traveling back in time when visiting and painting this site.
Painted "en plein air" one early morning far out on the Monastery Road at an Oxbow on the Chama River. This is my favorite painting venue, worth the long, hard drive down a single lane washboard road. A painting friend had a flat tire but fortunately for her a monk came along and helped. This road is well worth visiting the the continuous most specagular cliffs and rock formations in new Mexico. An amazing place and river. Inquiries: email@example.com.
Water-based oils (Cobra) with a thin wash at beginning. Brush and Palette knife used throughout. View of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Santa Fe (abstract). As the name indicates they blush red at sunset (blood of christ). Sold Oct 19, 2019 at the Marigold Arts Gallery on Canyon Road, http://www.marigoldarts.com.
Sold Jun 20, 2020 by the Marigold Gallery in Santa Fe. Daily morning walk view. One of a series exploring the colors of the desert: Ocotillo, desert and mountains. Compare with other Ocotillo versions. Expanded palette (Cobra): Cadmium Yellow Light, Vermillion, Madder Lake, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, and White plus: Cobalt BLue, Phthalo Green, Sap Green, Viridian, cadmium lemon, Cadmium Red Light and Medium, Opera (Holbein Duo), Blue Violet (dioxide purple), yellow ochre, burnt sienna. #paletteknife, #paptertowel, #radicalimpressionism, #santaritamountains.
Sold by the Marigold Gallery, Aug 23, 2020. . Allowing the paint stroke to represent the scintillating atmosphere of the sky, and allowing the colors to permeate the landscape. Continuing the series of palette knife experimentation with a familiar southwest mountain scene. Palette knife exclusive in this case. Alternatively, I might just do another one! Cobra water-mixable oils, somewhat expanded palette with thick palette knife strokes.
En plein air from the Chama river Overlook. I am glad I tackled this venue again;it has so much and I wanted to capture the spirit. Sold Aug 29, 2020 at the Marigold Arts Gallery at 424 Canyon Road, Santa Fe: https://www.marigoldarts.com.
Sold at the Marigold Art Gallery, www.marigoldarts.com. in Jan 2021 Exhibited at The Wilder Nightingale Gallery in Taos: July 17-Aug17. www.wnightingale.com. sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. Cadmium red light vibrating against ultramarine blue.