Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tempestuous, Acrylic, 16"x20", $320

These poured acrylics  are fun and almost always turn out different than what you intended when you started. Some see a stormy sea, others a mountain with a waterfall. This painting is in Encantada, the annual exhibition of the Rio Grande Art Association at the Hispanic Arts Building at Expo New Mexico. The show opens with a reception on Friday, October 5 from 6-8 pm. Regular hours are Thursday - Sunday, 10-5 pm.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Canyon Colors, Watercolor, 17"x21", $310




I switch back and forth between watercolor and acrylic. This watercolor is an interpretation of a formation in Canyon de Chelly. Stand in front of any rock formation for long and you will see all kinds of patterns, shapes and even faces. This painting was influenced by Wayne Thiebaud’s mountain paintings which almost give you a sense of vertigo with their scale.

Monday, August 20, 2018


 


My studio space isn’t fancy. This is a 12x14 ft bedroom converted to the studio which I share with my cat. I covered the carpet with tarp and then put up plastic on one wall where I paint large work. Supplies are in pull out drawers and on shelves in the closet. One table is for painting and the other is where I frame. There is nice southern light supplemented with fluorescent. The half bath gives water nearby. I try to be in the studio by 9 though this is easier in the winter than the summer when the garden beckons. The secret is to paint regularly and keep the creative juices flowing.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sea Foam, Acrylic, 16"x20", $280 unframed

              Pouring again and thinking of the sea in response to Albuquerque heat.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dropping Anchor, Acrylic, 17"x21", $310


July makes me think of summers on the lake and fishing. This painting is currently in the Artists on the Rise exhibition at the New Mexico Cancer Center.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Delft Mountain, Acrylic, 12"x12", $150







This is an acrylic pour. Marbling is the most common effect you get when pouring but you can get some control as I did in Canyon Sunset posted on 8/28/17. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Yellow Bloom, Acrylic, 11"x14", $140

Art of the Flower, New Mexico Art League, June 12- July 16

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Stepping Out, Acrylic, 21"x17", $310




I am proud to be part of “Artists on the Rise”, an exhibition at the New Mexico Cancer Center which opens Friday, June 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm. My geometric hard edge acrylic paintings will be on display until Friday, August 24. 

An artist walk and talk event will occur Wednesday, July 18, 6-8:30 pm. 

See my blog posts of 6/6/17-7/31/17 for more examples of this work.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rebirth, 21"x16", Watercolor





This is my first watercolor abstract. It is very freeing to work large. My approach was to pour some paint and use a large brush in other areas. Salt gave texture. Mark making was done with palette knife and dripping. After the initial colors were dry, it was a matter of defining edges to give depth. What do you think of it?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

 
Eye of the Eclipse, Acrylic, 16"x20", $260






I'm honored to have been selected for the Women’s Work juried show celebrating women and creativity at Ghostwolf Gallery, 2043 South Plaza St. NW in Old Town, Albuquerque.

The opening reception is Friday, March 2 from 5-8 pm. The show is open through March 31.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Which Way is UP?




Intrigued with repetition of patterns, I photograph a lot of shadows. It paid off this month as this photo won First Place in the Assigned category of the Shadow and Light competition at the Enchanted Lens Camera Club.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Vermillion Spring, Acrylic Monoprint, 12"x12", $90





This one of a kind acrylic mono-print is currently on exhibit at Napoli Coffee, 3035 Menual NE in Albuquerque. The exhibit runs through April 28, 2018. Hours: M-F 9-6, Sat. 7-5, Sun 8-3.