Thea's mother's silverware makes a lovely bouquet in this found still life.



I went out back to photograph some cholla blossoms and caught this ant walking around on a bud like he was trying to figure pot how to take it home.




Behind the scenes at a Charreada, or Mexican Rodeo near Puerto Vallarta.



I am, obviously, fascinated by the shapes and textures of drying irises.



Thea tells me the irises have just about run their course for this year. But wait, here's one that I noticed this morning, opening up to give us one more show of extreme beauty.



Given lemons, I like to make lemonade. Given lemon water, I like to make photographic abstractions.



Crossing East Palace after a spring shower.



MEXICAN CROW / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge2 / Frontview

We were so taken with this little paper maché crow that we saw in an outdoor art show in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, that we decided to risk getting him home in our backpacks. Glad we did. He brings us a lot of joy, perched on our laundry room window sill.

Hasta mañana.


WAKAS WITH SHADOW / Daily Painting #1386

Wakas With Shadow / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Wakas, the Cow Kachina. Wakas is derived from the Spanish word for cows, vacas.
Wow, it's been quite a while since my last Kachina painting. It's nice to be back. I hope you feel the same. By the way, if you missed the stories in yesterday's post, you really should scroll down and check them out. Lots of fun there.


  • Starting bid $200
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  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, August 28, 2014
  • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.
  • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.


If you emailed a bid between July 31 and August 13, and received no confirmation of your bid, you may have been the winner. Thea realized just today that the link for bidding was broken. I tried several times to repair the link, but had no luck, so I removed it. To re-enter your bid, just copy and paste it into the “to” field in an email, make “bid” the subject, and be sure to include the name of the painting and your bid in the body of the email. I apologize for the inconvenience.


STUDY IN GRAYS / Daily Painting #1229

Study in Grays / Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches. Slow , but delightful day. Short post. Long, late and leisurely lunch with Gari and Casey and Robert And Annie. Then Thea and I went to the bullfights. Her first. Says she's glad she went, but doesn't care to go again. Pretty disappointing, really. Some scrappy, though small bulls. One fairly good Torero.

Decided I'd rather paint these flowers I saw in the fireplace of the Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum just before we left.

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