The American Theater, Guymon, Oklahoma / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed




CONTRASTS / Chama, New Mexico / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

I went up to Chama, New Mexico a couple of days ago, with my friend, photographer Steve Bundy and new friends Del and Paul Hollingsworth, to photograph fall colors and the trains of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This beautiful 1920 Rolls Royce was one of several in town at the same time we were, and I was taken with the contrast of the white car and the black engine.



Today was one of those days. I actually got caught out without my iPhone! Gasp! Remember that old Chase Jarvis saying? The best camera is the camera you have with you.

Well, I had my iPad Air wth me. So I used it. So glad I did.



We had lunch with Thea's sister, Alicia, on Tuesday, and after lunch we visited a local second hand shop.

I sat down to try out an interesting chair, and when I looked to my right, there was a small chest, a medicine cabinet, maybe, with a beveled glass mirror in the door.

And there I was, staring back at myself.

My iPhone was in my shirt pocket, of course, so out it came and there I was and here I am in an almost candid sort of street photography style self portrait.



I came across this image while going through my archives and decided to open it in Snapseed to bring it up to date and give it a vintage look, more in keeping with the idea of an orphanage scene from the past.



I found this unusual still life in a shop window in Las Vegas, New Mexico on a recent visit. I shot it with my iPhone and processed it in Snapseed on my iPad Air 2.

Those old treadle sewing machines were a real work of sreampunk art. Both my grandmothers used to work minor miracles on them while I played on the floor at their feet.

I loved the way the heavy iron machines could be made to disappear into their own wooden cabinet when not in service.

Working on this image has brought back a flood of memories from long ago.



It's the mother road. It's the souvenir road.





FACE OF A SAINT XI / Daily Painting #1423

Face of a Saint XI / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1423

My heartfelt thanks to all of you commenting and or bidding on this series. I'm getting more excited by it every time I paint one. Gena for Governor. 🙂

Most of these recent subjects were inspired by Santos in the collection of our dear friends, Dennis and Sandra Waltrip, at Ranchos Antiques, here in Ranchos de Taos.

To own today's painting, send in your bid now…

  • Starting bid $200
  • By email, to:, or call 505 982-4561.

  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 03, 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.

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FRENCH RACE HORSES / Daily Painting #1044

Watercolor / 6 x 9 Inches.

Thea and I found these vintage French lead toy race horses at an antique fair on the Canal Saint Martin in Paris several years ago. I have enjoyed both painting and photographing them many times since then.

This is number twenty five in the popular new “Confections” series. I'm having a great time with these, and apparently so are many of you.

Be the first person in with a $100 bid, and it's yours! That's right. The first hundred takes it. Don't wait!

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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.

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