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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fun Revisiting a Few Oil Paintings Last Week & Here are Results

Spent a day last week revisiting three oil paintings I'd done and reworking them. One is shown below this post "He's a Handsome Boy", the first painting on the left here is "Garden Flowers" and the second one "Below the Snowline". I also finished preparing my original oil on canvas panel "Old San Ysidro" as a donation for a drawing for a local non profit event coming up in Albuquerque.

I am enjoying a return of enthusiasm and creativeness. Soon you can visit a new Facebook page devoted solely to my artwork.  Life is SO GOOD. Thank you for visiting my art blog. I hope you return soon (smile).  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Old San Ysidro" Reworked Original Oil Painting on 11"x14" Canvas Panel

This past Friday seemed magical and wonderful as I painted most of the day. The painting on the right I reworked and like it much better now.  I had actually painted the "framing in gold" for another painting I was anticipating doing for a friend.  She had sent me an old postcard with some folk painting on it tho after researching I found that the artwork was copyrighted back in the early 1900's and didn't want to do copyright infringement.  The original painting of this church had a pretty consistent purple sky and the church and trees somewhat nondescript and color a bit dull.  I love all the bright colors I find in New Mexico and the artwork here.  I am enjoying all the beauty, once again, that I find myself surrounded by and hope to also be painting much more in the coming months.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"He's a Handsome Boy" Original Oil on 9x12" Canvas Panel

I started this oil painting about two months ago before I had to take a break from almost everything recuperating from a traffic accident where another person broadsided my car.  I am grateful today to all my friends and family that have understood I've had to curtail my regular routine and things I enjoy while healing. I hope that my renewed sense of appreciation of life, of the beauty in the world and especially the wonderful state of New Mexico that I live in somehow are inspiring or motivational for anyone else who has crisis sneaking around the corner and dealing with it in a positive and proactive way.  I hope that I can use the rest of this summer to paint, paint, paint and to also find that wonderfully serene and peaceful, purposeful balance of being an artist with all the other aspects of my life.

God has gifted me in so many ways and I only wish to share those gifts in showing my appreciation to God.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beautiful Day in New Mexico Yesterday

It was a beautiful clear and exceptionally hot day in New Mexico yesterday.  I took this picture near Sandia Resort and Albuquerque. It has been over 100 degrees every day for the past week or more. Everyone hear is awaiting our seasonal monsoons that bring with them gorgeous sunsets, much needed rain and cools everything off.