Friday, November 4, 2011

Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces   20x24   oil

Cottonwood Glory

Cottonwood Glory  16x20   oil

Autumn Evening

Autumn Evening  16x20   oil

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Windy Day II

Windy Day II   24x30   oil

Sunday, October 23, 2011

San Geronimo Apple Tree

San Geronimo Apple Tree   16x20    oil

Painted from a photograph taken in Taos, NM in Spring of 2009.  There are apple trees near the San Geronimo Lodge that burst forth in glorious color for only a few days in the Spring.  I didn't get a chance to paint them on location and have been waiting for a time to paint them from my photographs in the studio.  Today was that day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Along the River

Along the River   16x20    oil

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rio Hondo

Rio Hondo  16x20   oil
 This is a rio and early Spring scene viewed from the road between Arroyo Hondo and the John Dunn bridge, north of Taos, NM.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Near Grand Teton National Park

First the glazes...

Then the opaques.  This is a scene along the Snake River in Wyoming as seen from our whitewater rafting.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Marsh at Dusk

Marsh at Dusk   20x16   oil
Completed in the studio Autumn 2011

On location in Taos, NM

Taos Morada in Spring 12x16   oil

I painted this scene on location in May of 2011 on a beautiful Spring morning.

Mariposa Ranch   12x16   oil
This is the Mariposa Ranch north of Taos, a beautiful vista of ranch land.  Painted in the Fall of 2010.

Pink Barn    12x16     oil
This pink barn is also on the Mariposa Ranch; this painting was done on location in the Spring of 2011.

Windy Day

Windy Day  11x14    oil
Painted on location in Spring of 2011 in Taos, NM - north of town.

Sky paintings

Golden field and clouds  12x16    oil
I love these simple subjects that pack such a punch of delicious color and joy.   I'm doing a series of sky paintings and enjoying this new subject very much.
Joy in the sky  16x20    oil

This larger painting is based on the first painting in this post.  For this second larger painting I enjoyed making the clouds more geometric and also allowed a red underpainting to show through.   These points of red make the painting more active and interesting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Cathedral Rock"

Cathedral Rock  16x20 oil
This is "Cathedral Rock" which is on the road to Taos.  Behind the bushes is a cemetery, and, yes, there really are crosses on top of this rock.

"Cottonwood and Pine"

Cottonwood  14x11  oil

Pine  14x11   oil
I tried a new technique with these two paintings.  First, I painted the subject in greys only - to make a value study.  Then I painted high key, opaque paint over the greys.  The result is more muted color than I usually use.

Red Still Life