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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, February 19, 2013

Happy Painting

We had out of state family visit over the weekend and yesterday (Monday, 18 February 2013) decided to paint this smaller watercolor "Grazing in the High Country" on 5"x7" Canson Watercolor Greeting Card.

"Cactus Blossom Splendor" is a watercolor and acrylic painting on 9"x12" Watercolor Paper started very late last night that I finished today.  It is from a photo I took a few years ago while visiting family in Arizona that I'd been waiting to paint.  I really like the way it turned out.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day - A Couple of Paintings

"Trusting the Process"
I had painted on this 12x16" glossy cardboard a month or two ago and then repainted it but day before yesterday painted again and this time I liked it better.

"Backyard Flowers"
I got this 11" octagonal frame quite awhile ago and cut a watercolor sheet to fit inside it thinking I'd do a watercolor painting though this morning I decided instead to use acrylic paints so here is my Valentines Day painting finished this afternoon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Having Fun the Last Few Days

"Happy Easter"
Had fun over the weekend and yesterday doing a combination of different mediums the first of which was a pastel "Happy Easter" I drew on 9"x12" Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper shown at the left.

"Bird Standoff"
The second watercolor painting I did for fun I call "Bird Standoff" on 9"x12" Canson Watercolor Paper shown to the right in the photo.

"For Cindy"
The third watercolor painting I did is on 5"x7" watercolor postcard called "For Cindy", a friend of mine who loves the ocean and beach and is shown in the photo to the left.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pictures of Handpainted Birdhouse Gifted to a Friend

I didn't want to post pictures of this birdhouse until after I presented it to a friend.  I love thinking of the person I'm painting the birdhouse for the entire time I'm painting it as their personality and what I think they might like or images that might bring them peace and serenity come to my mind.  She loved it and it was fun for me. I hope she treasures it for years!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Finished Birdhouse for Friend and Two Paintings Finished Today

Started on a birdhouse for a friend on Thursday and finished it today.  I have to say this one has some things I've not had on any other of the birdhouses I've painted with love individualized for each lady as my gift to them (one of which is a bird painting that I think came out beautifully).  I won't post pics of this one until after I give it to this special lady.

After finishing the birdhouse thought I'd try my hand at Challenge 10 for the "Let's Paint New Mexico" blog.  It was quite a challenge for me since I'm not used to painting cars and there was an awful lot going on in this picture.  I am still a work in progress but happy with the results, shown here to the left.  I am calling this one "Cruisin' New Mexico Style", it is watercolor on 5"x7" postcard.

The other painting I did tonight is "Purple Majesty" an acrylic and watercolor painting on very small 4"x5" canvas, it is in the photo to the right.