Sunday, October 4, 2015


The New Mexico Watercolor Society Show just opened yesterday in Albuquerque, NM.
I got word that I won an award last week. I am so honored to even be in the show much less get an award! The woman in charge of the show sent me a photo because we couldn't make it to the reception.  This is a poured painting from a sketch I did. 

'Tool Box'

Thursday, October 1, 2015

30 paintings

Here is a collage of all 30 paintings! It was fun doing just one thing. 
The adobe and gates were interesting!
 Some have been sold but I still have some available. If interested here is the address to purchase or 
you can contact me.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Day 30

Well, the 30 days have come and gone! At times it seemed slow, but then it really passed fast.
This gate looked so old! it was worn, rough, splitting and discolored. I couldn't tell what the people were. 
 I wish I could talk to the owners of that gate! I would love to see behind it.
Santa Fe, NM is an old town, so there's no telling how old it really is.

Thanks for taking the time to view my paintings for 30 days! 
this is 6x9 and can be purchased at this address.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Day 29

Wow! One more day.  It really did pass way too fast.  I loved this gate because of the bright colors.
It is different than the others but such a great blue!
5x7 available:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Day 28

This building ended up reminding me of a camper! I guess the shape it ended up being.
I still wonder what the adobe is like on the inside.
6x12" Available at this address:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Day 27

Only a few days left.  This gate was at the end of a street.  A dead end. I couldn't tell what was behind it, but it was a cool gate anyway! This is 5x7-Available at:

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Day 25 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

Day 25 is a little different! It has a gate, but also an added extra.  I just couldn't let this pic go unpainted.  As a person who loves old pickups it needed to be recorded too.

This is 8x10 on gessobord, and is available at:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Day 23-Santa Fe Gates and Doors

This was a fun painting to do.  It is 6"x12' on gessobord.  Trees are a challenge for me, being from West Texas where there are very few trees it makes it harder.  You need to know a little bit about the subject to paint it. Available at this address.

Day 22 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

This was my least favorite gate that I saw while in Santa Fe, and was 
worried about painting it since it was white,
 but I like the way it turned out. I liked the blue colored gates!
 I added some stuff because I thought it needed 'something'.
This is 6x9 acrylic on Gessobord and is available at this address:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day 21 Santa Fe Gates and Doors

Well, Day 21 is nearly over and I am just now getting through with it!  Is so hard to keep up when you have other things to do, but I am staying with it.  I don't know if it is getting easier or harder.
Anyway, September 30 is getting here fast!

This is 5x7 on gessobord. and available at this address, or through me.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Santa Fe #20

I love the setting around this blue gate..not to mention the great blue color.  
Also the number on the post was interesting! I feel like I sort of turned the page with the acrylic technique.  I have not liked acrylics for some reason.  I couldn't' keep them wet, 
had to keep putting them out, etc. and I thought if I did the 30 day challenge with acrylic, it might help me appreciate them and learn more about using them.  
I do like the dried finished look of it.  It is very convenient for it to dry so fast.
It dawned on me after yesterdays painting that you have to just block in colors, no detail.
You keep painting it over and over, and then you get to the detail at the end.  I think I was trying for detail immediately and it just won't work, at least not for me.  I also didn't realize they were so transparent.  You have to keep going back to get coverage, and I am using mostly the heavy body paint.  This definitely had been quite a challenge for me!  
I am glad I chose the acrylics for the challenge.

These can be purchased here:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Santa Fe #19

Here is the sketch and the painting.  I might prefer the sketch!  I apologize for the blank page you got...if you did.  I bumped the key board and off it went! The painting is 6x9.
It is available at this address:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Day 18

This was a hard painting for me. It took me all day! I had some new boards and had to do something to give it some tooth so it wouldn't be so slick.  This is larger too, than what I have been painting on.
It is 6x12".  I also added the sketch and the photo that I used.  i changed up the background. It had too much green for me!

All of my gates and doors are availabe at this address...along with some other art.