Welcome Along on My Journey -- Please Enjoy & Come Back Again

Welcome and enjoy. To look at any painting or photo please double click on the picture to take a closer look and if you'd like to purchase please email me at joanne@neelygomez.com

I welcome your comments and hope that as we journey together you will find, as I do, that it's more fun making a journey along with others and with each new work or adventure there is also growth and expansion. Come back again soon.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Paintings of Mine From the Past - NOT FOR SALE - In the Collection of Friends & Family

Original Oil Painting
In the Collection of Mildred Neely
Shawnee, OK
Oil Painting by Jo Anne Neely Gomez
"A. Gutknecht's Grodnertal, Austria"
in the Collection of Richard & Ruth Davis
Beaumont, CA

Original Oil Painting
"Cindy's Seascape"
by Jo Anne Neely Gomez
in the Collection of
Steve & Cindy Smith
Redlands, CA
Original Oil Painting
"One Cove Over"
In the Collection of
Ronald Gomez
Grand Terrace, CA


Original Watercolor Painting
"Frank & Sandra Beliveau House - New Hampshire"
In the Collection of Frank Beliveau
Northwood, New Hampshire

Original Oil Painting
"Longing for the Lake"
In the Collection of
David & Kathleen Ruiz
Garden Valley, CA

Original Seascape by Jo Anne Neely Gomez
"Purple Sunset"
In the Collection of Eduardo & Gallina Larios
Rio Rancho, NM


Some of My Paintings & Artwork from the Past - NOT FOR SALE

My first seascape oil painting - from a Peter Ellenshaw painting

Neely Gomez Oil Painting
"Harnett's Still"

Original Oil Painting
"Grandmother Serrano"
by Jo Anne Neely Gomez

Oil Painting by Jo Anne Neely Gomez
"Lola Ades - Snaps & Pansies"


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Burgundy Colored Matt - Unframed 11"x14" Floral - Acrylic & Watercolor on Watercolor Paper - October 2010

 The first picture shows the floral painting mounted temporarily on gesso board and the flowers to the right are the actual flowers I used to sketch & paint the painting.  The second picture is the floral painting with burgundy matting (unframed).  The third picture is a closer up picture of the actual flowers.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Initial Acrylic Background Placed on W/C Paper of Floral Sketch - 5 Oct 2010

Brown Acrylic Background on W/C Paper
A Closer Pic of Initial Background Painting
Closer Look at Detail of Sketching on Flowers
  I sketched this the other day when I was doing some plein aire painting in the backyard from some flowers I'd planted in our garden.  Last night I decided to make the background a hand mixed brown acrylic and my intention is to fill in the floral detail with watercolor.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

11"x14" Light Green Matt - Unframed "The Bosque" - Original Prismacolor Pencil with Pen & Ink -- Actually Done September 2010

"The Bosque" Original Prismacolor 11"x14" Matted & Unframed
I thought I'd try something a little different and just began drawing with this.  I like to draw and paint using different mediums and this is definitely different than what I'm used to but I also thought I'd  reverse the order in darker to lighter colors I would normally do the sky.  It reminded me of The Bosque here in New Mexico and got me out of my "comfort zone" a little bit too.  I had fun doing it and really like the colors tho oil painting is my first love. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

August 2010 Neely Gomez Acrylic Impressionistic Style Landscape

Impressionistic Landscape
August 2010
16x20 Acrylic on Canvas
I thought that rather than do an oil painting in the house I might use acrylics and try a looser approach with my brushstrokes.  I've always wanted to learn to paint in a more free flowing maybe impressionistic way. I also thought I'd try combining the vision from my mind with highlighting colors and see what effect I would get.

Not For Sale - 9 Apr 2010 Neely Gomez Oil Landscape / After David W. Mayer Workshop

Neely Gomez Landscape
8x10 oil on canvas panel
When I took instruction with A. Goodman and we left our work in progress at her studio I would start painting another at home so that whatever instruction I was getting I could apply to another painting, helping me retain the information better.  After the David Mayer "Enchanted Landscapes" workshop I thought I'd do another painting using some of those techniques tho the subject was strictly from my head (not a photo). 

Not For Sale - Neely Gomez Digital Rose Photo Manipulated by Computer (2009?)

Digitally Enhanced Rose Photo
8x10 on Premium Photo Paper
Just thought I'd fool around with a photo I'd taken of a bouquet my brother sent me for my birthday and Photo Shop ..... think it turned out pretty good.

Not For Sale - My First Landscape Painting - 1997

My First Landscape Painting
40 x 44 oil on canvas 

This was the first landscape painting I did under the instruction and guidance of A. Goodman of Beaumont, CA.  She studied with Leon Franks, had painted at The Louvre and was a wonderful guide and mentor as well as becoming a good friend, she told me that at one time she and her husband owned Orange County Publishing in California.  She and her husband (whose pen name is Lee Martin) produced many lapidary (jewelry) making videos as well as cookbooks, dollmaking, knitting, fine china paintings, oil paintings, novels, did freelance writing and were on the staff of Rock and Gem Magazine.  Her classes, tho small with only about six to eight students, were highly anticipated each day as our breaks were filled with the culinary treasures Ms. Goodman treated us to.  We studied landscapes, seascapes, still life, and some snow scenes over a period of about eight months going from class studies to individual lessons.  I will be forever grateful to Ms. Goodman, she gifted me with my first French Easel that had been given to her by her husband, Marty, wouldn't take anything for it and only asked that "when you become famous you mention I gave you your first easel".