Number three in this mini-series of photographs is a black and white version of the first image. In this one, the tiny bird atop the cross on the left bell tower is more obvious due to the shifting of the clouds.
The golden rays of the setting sun wash across the Church of San José de la Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico.
On Monday, following dinner in Chimayo, we drove up through Truchas to Las Trampas on the high road from Santa Fe to Taos. When we arrived, clouds blocked the sun, but after a few minutes' wait, the sun broke through, briefly, before dropping below the mountains to the west, and turned mud into gold.
Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.
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This is another watercolor inspired by one of my own photographs previously featured on my other daily blog, When a Painter Snaps. That is how I work. Some of the time. At other times, I work plein air, usually when traveling. Or I may work from brand new sketches or photographs. I like to keep myself guessing!
Currently, I'm wrestling with just how I want to continue this blog. As you may know by now, I have really loved and thoroughly enjoyed the daily 6 x 6 inch paintings. And the recent Confections have really been a blast. But I am missing the chance to do more of these full-fledged watercolors. I would occasionlly like to work larger, too.
So. here's my thinking at the moment. I'm thinking I will switch from the current format of always doing the same size and the same begining bid, or, as has been the case with the Confections, one price fits all, regardless of size or complexity, to a more varied approach. One that fits not only my love of varied sibjects and styles, but differing sizes and mediums, as well.
I will be offering everything from tiny sketches to full sheet watercolors, to both smaller and larger oils, and just about everything in between. I hope it will be more entertaining than confusing, and that you will all continue to follow along.
By the way, I hope to be traveling again, soon, and will try to make my verbal input more interesting as my adventures unfold.
I hope you will all help me with this. I would love to hear your thoughts. I so appreciate each and every comment, as well as your bids! Please, don't be shy, join in, let's make this blog as interesting as it can be, together.
Watercolor / approximately 9 x 10 inches
Because half the students in my recent workshop were interested in learning watercolor and the other half in oil, I demonstrated in both mediums. this is the watercolor version of the subject featured a couple of days ago. This is my first watercolor in quite a while. You may be seeing more of them on here. Would you like that?
If you would like to own today's painting, just send your bid in an email to: email@example.com, or call Thea at 505 982-4561
Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches
Calfornia has some beautiful missions, true enough. But it's the simple, sculptural charm of New Mexico's adobe missions, churches and chapels that makes me want to grab camera or brush and get to work.
NOTE! I have a special new WORKSHOP coming up in July. Click HERE for details. I hope you can join us. Materials included.
Please remember that if you would like to commission a larger version of your favorite subject, if you would like to check on the availability of a given image, or if you would like to schedule a workshop, we are just a phone call away, at 505 982-4561, or you can email us at: email@example.com.