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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, April 20, 2015

Grateful to be Busy, Behind on Updating -- Here We Go!

Since updating last it seems I got so busy I fell behind in my posting, so please indulge me as I try to include all that's been going on and the inspiration and motivation behind my creativity.

First I was sent the photo to the left for Challenge 8 of Let's Paint
New Mexico and the photo to the right is my rendition of this challenge.  It is a 10"x8" oil painting I titled "Truckin' Around Arroyo Seco".  I'm enjoying the challenges through the photos sent as I get to decide what to include, leave out, and additions all my own.
Next as I found myself looking at photos I took in 2013 of our beautiful backyard flowers and visiting birds I was inspired to paint my original oil painting on 8"x10" canvas "Sipping the Nectar" of a gorgeous oriole at my hummingbird feeder.

One of the reasons I began looking at the older photos was that it was a rather cold and windy day here in New Mexico and I needed a bit of motivation to plant my flower seeds.  Those photos gave me just the right motivation and I'm happy to say that the next day after painting I threw my wildflower seeds, added compost to the top, watered it all and am now waiting for my first flowers to pop up their heads from the soil.

One of the paintings I did for Challenge 7, I believe it was, for Let's Paint New Mexico I did several renditions of and had it framed.  I really like the way that the finished oil painting I named "Ying & Yang in Lavender" looks in this frame.  I could trim the edges of the photo for this blog, though I like the perspective and feel I get from seeing the framed painting at it's actual size.

Next I finished the sky of an original oil painting on 10"x8" canvas where I used a palette knife to paint in the rocky cliffs "Cliffs of Palette" shown here to the left.  I like trying my hand at different effects and mediums as, in life, I love the challenge and variety.

Next was Challenge 9 by Let's Paint New Mexico.  I like the variations in color and depth and painted my
first version which I named "Amongst the Trees".  It is an oil painting on 10"x8" canvas.  I liked my original version, especially the little adobe building in the background though as I kept looking at it I wasn't thrilled with the grass color and/or trees in the foreground.  This led to my reworking the painting for my final submission to Let's Paint New Mexico. Below are the photos of all three (the photo I was sent, my first version and my final submission for Challenge 9).

Currently I have just finished working with a printer locally to have cards of the eight paintings on display at Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque so that if anyone would like to have a piece of my artwork at a very reasonable price they can purchase it on a card until they can afford to buy one of my original paintings.  Also I am currently working on a commissioned 10"x8" original oil painting though won't be able to post any photos of it until it is finished and presented, probably late or end of May.