Shown and sold/donated at the Las Campanas Hacienda Clubhouse Juy 2020 (annual LC Community Fund). Painted out Buckman Road at the Diablo Canyon, often used for movie sets. A 2-mile trail leads down to the Rio Grande. (One can see the canyon from the White Rocks Overlook near Los Alamos). The area around the canyon is being upgraded with the long rocky, dusty road also improving. This is only 7 miles from my home, but it does take a while to travel on that road. One can imagine how long a horse ride took.
Trying to depict the wild sky of Ghost Ranch at sunset in this small painting (golden mean approximation ratio). I am thinking that I should tame it a bit, but I am going to live with it for awhile. Ghost Ranch is more serene than this painting depicts. But it might capture its history, the pulsing of the earth as it was created.
What do you think?
Shown and sold/donated at the Las Campanas Hacienda Clubhouse Juy 2020 (annual LC Community Fund). 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.
"En plein air" after the rains in the Madera Canyon of the Santa Rita Mountains in Green Valley, Arizona, south of Tucson. Sitting by the river, listening to the babbling waters is a real pleasure. In Arizona home.
A favorite venue, down Buckman Road, a few miles from my Santa Fe home as the crow flies. But the washboard road requires a little time to reach. Weekends are busy with hikers - or shall I say, rock climbers. One of my fondest memories (the extent of my climbing days) is of climbing up and down the steep mountains in Manoa Valley, Honolulu, with my Hawaiian boyfriend while in high school. We even slid down some of the steepest gullies/ridges on ti leaves! Diablo Canyon is out on Buckman Road to the north and west of Santa Fe on a washboard road. However, it's easier to navigate than it once was. I was able to drive 40 mph and reached the canyon in 22 minutes from my house! I shall return.