It has been a challenge to paint lately with our changing weather..one day sunshine, then windy, blustery and snowy.
The desk is full of show schedules to decide on, gallery orders are coming in, and my new rock shipments have arrived. Time to roll up the shirt sleeves and press in to start paint all the wildlife that lives among the stone canvasses.
I have a charming little boutique gallery in Madrid New Mexico called Gifted Hands..here are a few New Mexico style paintings that are being shown …
Hummingbirds are attracted to red..so I played with a little color on color with red-toned jasper and Hot Chili Peppers..this was a fun piece to do. I created this while it was snowing outside..warmed my day.
Prickly Pear Cactus is a real draw to Hummingbirds in the New Mexico Territory..
The Agave Plant is a native to New Mexico and Dragonflies are such a beautiful sight to see as they dance around the blossoms. This piece was painted on Brazilian Agate. The wings of the dragonfly have several layers of color glazed over each other to create an air of transparency.
Madrid New Mexico is rich in Spanish Heritage and the back doorway into Albuqueque. History is alive and well!