Juried into the 2024 New Mexico Masterworks Exhibit: Mar 22-Apr 14. Aspect Ratio: 1.67. Near Golden Mean (1.62). Capturing the shapes of the hills leading up to Los Alamos and the texture and the aged feeling of these ancient hills. These were visible to the World War II scientists on their way up to the Labs to work in secrecy to win the war and as Oppenheimer said, to stop future wars forever.
Exhibited in the National Juried Members' Show for the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. at the Legends of the West Gallery in Santa Fe, Sept 2 - 16. Plein air near my home with the Santa Fe Pleinarians. The title was recommended and I adopted it. It reminds me of why I moved to the West from Woodstock; I grew up in the West and it was time to return to my roots. "Happy Trails" was a favorite song sung by Roy Rogers in shows from my youth.
"En plsin air" during the Los Alamos Paint Out sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. The name of the pond in the middle of town is Ashley Pond, named after a gentleman with the name, Ashley Pond. Painting at the edge of the pond was delightful. Cool breezes could be felt off the pond even during 90 degree weather. (Of course, there was a pavilion for cover). during August 2023..