That’s My Story and I’m Stick ‘in to it..Springtime in the Rockys

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 …

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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.

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Prickly Pear Cactus is a real draw to Hummingbirds in the New Mexico Territory..

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WARM INDIAN SUMMER DAYS IN PAGOSA COUNTRY

Wow!! where has the summer gone..fall came so quickly this year, but when you are busy doing  art shows, it makes for a short time frame.

Summer in Pagosa Country was cool and wet with lots of thunder storms  during the shows. Thanks to all of you who came out and shared with all of the artists. You are appreciated.

In October the newly formed Pagosa Art Makers had a wonderful art show at the Pagosa Center for the Arts and Shy Rabbit. It was very professionally done with all sorts of arts, crafts and fabulous entertainment. Watch for the next show…it is amazing at the number of artists that call Pagosa home.

I have been putting in some long hours in the studio, but enjoying every minute  creating  wildlife on new and different stones. I love to look at the rock and say “I wonder who lives here”..

2013-08-17 155148This Appy is painted on a newly acquired stone called “Rolling Hills”. It reminded me of  the Book Cliffs near Grand Junction Colorado..lots of wild horses there.

2013-09-10 170159Brrrr,,nothing like a little Polar Bear Fun…This piece will be debuting in Tucson at the Gem and Mineral..with West Coast Gem and Minerals. It was a fun piece to do.

2013-10-17 131842Fun time with the Chick-a-dee..This stone was the perfect canvas for this little clinging bird. They love to fly in and grab a sunflower seed from the feeder and take off and hide in the nearby Pine Tree in our front yard.

2013-10-26 105149Rocky Mountain High where the Bald Eagles soar. This canvas I use is a stone called Coral.

2013-10-30 140303This is a special piece of Brazilian Agate that made a home for Wolves on a Snow Day. This piece was a labor of love and  will be shown at the Xmas Baazar November 2 1013. Approximate size is 15″ oval.

2013-10-23 143056Last, but not least, the infamous Rufus Hummer..

It’s a wrap for the night, and snow is expected…Show time is November 2 at the Community Center in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs.  Next show is the Holiday Shopping Affaire at the Comfort Inn Suites, Pagosa.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my new paintings…look forward to seeing you soon..LIfe is good and I am so blessed by the Lord….