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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Challenge 11 for Let's Paint New Mexico and New Original Floral Oil Painting

Just after updating I received two photos from Let's Paint New Mexico for their Challenge 11.  That same night I decided to try the first photo and see what I could come up with.  To the left is the first photo sent me and to the right my oil painting rendition I call "Wild in Carrizozo" on 10"x8" canvas. I am still in the process of painting from the second photo I was sent from the Let's Paint New Mexico website.

A couple nights after doing the first painting for Challenge 11, I picked up an 8"x10" canvas that I had experimented with different backgrounds on and painted my original oil floral "Honoring the Hydrangea" shown to the right.

I have been so inspired by the beauty that is popping up all over New Mexico of late due to the wettest May anyone can remember. We are looking forward to an extended spring with showers and cooler temperatures than normal through June. It's wonderful to see so much green and the colors of bountiful flowers and blooms.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Exciting News and Overdue for an Update

Since I last updated this art blog I've been pretty busy and have some exciting news too.  Although it's taken me almost a month to update I'll try and keep it brief.

Just after updating last month we had visitors from the state of Washington who stayed with us during the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow that is held every year in Albuquerque. We hosted 4 to 6, one 17 years of age, a jingle dancer representing the Wanapum of Priest Rapids who has been featured in National Geographic magazine. Her mother is a dear friend of 24 years.  Here is a picture of the beautiful pendleton blanket they gifted me with before leaving our home on their journey home.

I was asked to do a commissioned painting and here is a picture of the original oil painting "With Gratitude and Affection" I painted on 10"x8" canvas.  I needed to overnight ship it and upon receipt the new owner emailed me "I absolutely love it, well worth every penny and more!"  Beautiful words to an artist's ear.

I received this photograph from "Let's Paint New
Mexico" for their Challenge 10 and then will post my oil painting submission "Mother's Day Sanctuario 2015" on 10"x8" canvas framed and available for purchase and hanging.  It has now been framed in a beautiful silver frame and is available for purchase directly from me.

I bought my own domain and am in the process of posting my artwork available for purchase online using an online shopping cart.  Please check out my new website at neelygomez.com keeping in mind that it is a work in progress, though I believe I'm off to a good start.  I have also been busy having available artwork beautifully framed.  Here is just one example. It is my original acrylic and oil painting "Bright Contrasts" on 16"x12" canvas.

We have been having visitors to our backyard in the form of feathered friends.  I want to end my updating with a few pictures of the beautiful Western Tanager we have been blessed with having over the course of the past couple of weeks. This morning we actually saw two an have also had Orioles, our resident hawk and now have a Phoebe or Flycatcher camped out in her nest above our front porch sconce waiting for the arrival of her babies.