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, September 25, 2015

Latest Painting and One Week til My Featured Artist Opening and October Show

To the left is the beginnings of my newest painting of San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town Albuquerque I've named "Weathering the Storm".  It is an oil painting on 24x30 gallery wrapped canvas.  To the right is the second photo showing the progression of the painting. The third photo is the completed painting

This painting along with nineteen others will be delivered to Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque this weekend for placement and my opening as "Featured Artist" at the gallery one week from today, Friday night, October 2nd from 5-9 pm.  Ten of my paintings were already on display at the gallery so with these being delivered thirty of my paintings will be displayed for my opening.  My art will be exhibited there through the month of October. I invite anyone in the area to come join us at my opening next week for some light refreshments and viewing all the other art on display in this beautiful gallery. It is with a great amount of thanks and humility that I say I am very honored to be represented in Old Town by Jillian Maresco and her Essence Gallery and Boutique.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let's Paint New Mexico Challenge C for Essence Gallery & Boutique Show in December

I've been busy trying to keep up with the "challenges" from "Let's
Paint New Mexico" for the December exhibit to be held in Old Town Albuquerque at Essence Gallery and Boutique.  To the left is the photo sent me for Challenge C for that show and to the right is my oil painting "Ristras for Sale" on 10x8" canvas. Sorry about the glare on the left side, trying to get a photo up as quickly as possible though I think you will get the idea.

Next to the left is Challenge D and to the right my oil painting "Gorgeous
Gorge" on 10x8" canvas, which I actually painted out of order and before I realized the above Challenge C came first.

Here, with my completed Challenge C are the beginnings of Challenge E and G (I somehow did not receive Challenge F until after I'd started on these two ... so hard keeping these straight and in order).

I received the next 4-6 challenges from LPNM though am putting those on the back burner until I get paintings done for my October 2nd opening as "Featured Artist" at Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque. I began a new 24x30" gallery wrapped oil painting yesterday and am very excited about doing it. If you are in the area and can stop by Essence October 2nd for some light refreshments and viewing some beautiful artwork we welcome you to join us. Balloon Fiesta begins the next day on Saturday and Old Town is bustling with visitors and there are wonderful shops, restaurants and festivities going on all over the area. I will try to keep you updated though it's time for me to paint, paint, paint (smile).

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Let's Paint New Mexico Challenge B - Photo and My Oil Painting Submission

To the left is the photo I received as a participant in "Let's Paint New Mexico" for their Challenge B. Each participant the creates their art piece in whatever medium they choose.  Although my first love is oil painting, I do enjoy using watercolor, acrylics, pastels and pen and ink and experimenting with all kinds of "mediums". I think oil painting is my first love because that was what I used in my "lessons" with my instructor, Mrs. Alice Goodman.

To the right is my oil painting "Blooming Chamisa" on 10"x8" canvas and
my submission/rendering of Challenge B. I can see a bit of improvement in my painting as I've always struggled with certain parts of paintings, in this one I feel like I did get the essence of the chamisa and am happy about that. I've also always wanted to "learn to do impressionistic painting" and sometimes feel like I miss the mark though a comment by another artist friend was about this being a beautiful example of impressionistic painting.  What a wonderful compliment and it helped me to make one of my first postings in the impressionist painting page on Facebook. A little at a time I am finding the encouragement, support and inspiration I need to enjoy the artistic life that I have begun living.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Paintings Available for Purchase at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo & Upcoming Events

First I will post to the right, my submission for "Let's Paint New Mexico" Challenge 12, an oil painting on 8"x10" canvas "Taos Mountain Treasure".

Two of my paintings are now available for purchase at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

The first shown here to the left is my original acrylic and oil painting abstract "Bright Contrasts" 15"x12" canvas mounted and framed.

The second is shown to the right and is my original 10"x8" oil painting on canvas "Fascinated by the Teapot" beautifully framed in gold.

I've been busy getting ready for my upcoming opening as Featured Artist at Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque for the month of October.

I am also a participating artist with "Let's Paint New Mexico" and they will be having a show at Essence Gallery and Boutique in December to showcase the works of almost 30 artists who are given photos that represent New Mexico as "challenges" and create their own rendition from that photo as submissions. Shown to the left is the first challenge submission, "Trumpets, Hollyhocks and Roses" oil painting on 16"x20" canvas.  After finishing this Challenge A oil painting I realized that they asked for a smaller painting so this painting may end up being in my show at Essence Gallery in October and if I have time and resources I may paint a smaller version for the December show of LPNM artists.

My husband and I will also have a booth set up this year again at the Placitas Holiday Fair in November, me with my artwork, cards and maybe small giclee prints and my husband with some recycled lamps and metalwork.

Please visit my new website at http://www.neelygomez.com with a reminder that it is a work in progress and not completed yet.  We are working on getting the shopping cart and retail end of it working so that you can purchase securely from the website.  Until that feature is complete please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing art directly from me and I can send you an invoice to purchase securely and privately.