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 31, 2011

Pencil Drawing of an Owl

Owl Drawing in Pencil
To the left is a pencil drawing I did last night, Sunday, October 20, 2011 of an owl from a picture.  I'm trying to draw daily or as much as possible these days.  It is true, for me, that the more consistently I draw the better my skills and results are.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Bright is My World Blessed is My Life" Prismacolor Pencil Drawing

Original Pastel 8x10
"Bright is My World
 Blessed is My Life"

Funny how my artwork reflects my mood and my mood affects my artwork. I drew this pastel a few days ago, Thursday, October 27 after having some x-rays done and while waiting for the report from my doctor. I am usually a sunny and optimistic person yet these days I truly enjoy living in the moment and think this drawing in pastels sums up how I feel about my own life and mortality. I am SO blessed and grateful for each life experience I have and/or have had.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Abstract acrylic floral on wooden board - Gift to a Friend

"Abstract Floral on Wood"
Life holds many changes and I'm happy to say my husband and I have always loved and embraced change.  Recently I thought I'd paint a floral and this was the result.  A good friend fell in love with this and so it is gone already as a gift for her upcoming birthday.  I've been painting little artsy crafty things (a couple birdhouses), one for my mom's birthday and one for another friend.  I love painting these birdhouses and just keeping my creative juices flowing.  Hopefully soon I can try some plein aire painting and maybe on a larger scale again.

Monday, October 10, 2011

September 2011 "My Garden" Gouache on Canvas Panel

"My Garden" Gouache on Canvas Panel
September is beautiful in New Mexico and thought I'd try something new and different with using gouache and it's bright colors to represent my garden.  Fall is my favorite time of the year here with Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, which is attended by people from all over the world, and many different celebrations and art events going on.