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!
"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.
"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.
"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.
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...
Donated 2019 LCCF. To be offered at the annual Las Campanas Community Fund Silent Auction on June 29, 2019. The Chama River Canyon Wilderness in Northern New Mexico near Ghost Ranch, made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe, is one of the most beautiful scenic areas of the state. This wilderness area calls me again and again to paint in order to capture its timeless message of beauty and existence. The underlying shapes, patterns and rhythms are an endless mystery to be explored in different ways.