Friday, August 31, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Colorado Animas River painting Fishing Rafting

Another view of the Beautiful Animas River. Great place for fishing, rafting or painting! This available 6"x6" painting is oil on primed masonite. See purchase information at the right. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Colorado Landscape Animas River daily oil painting

The beautiful Animas River that runs through the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. A view of the river from up in the mountains near Silverton. This available 6"x6" painting is oil on primed masonite. See purchase information at the right. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cabin Durango Silverton Colorado Mountains oil painting a day

"Between Durango & Silverton, CO" Who wouldn't want to live here? I saw this great spread from the Durango Silverton as we headed up into the San Juan Mountains.

6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Arizona Desert Road in Page, near Lake Powell Painting

This intersection is at Hwy 98 and Coppermine Rd.

6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

While looking back through my pictures from our trip, this caught my eye. I liked the vastness of the desert and this road that stretched out into it. Off in the distance this huge industry with smokestacks "almost" blendid in with the rock formations. I think it was a powerplant near Lake Powell. Anyway, this was a detour point for us, unfortunatly. Our tired, OLD RV was acting up again :/ and we decided we better cut out seeing the canyons in Utah, so we turned around here and headed back east towards Colorado.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Arizona Red Rock Southwest Elevations Painting

You have probably noticed that my site has a new look and yes, I have posted approximately 250 paintings. Wow, I guess I figured it was time for a fresh look. I am still experimenting with this, so it may change again. Let me know what you think. Another painting from my inspiring trip out west.
This available painting is oil on 6"x6" primed masonite artboard.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Southwest Souvenier Painting Red Rocks in Arizona original oil

"Desert Colors" The skies were amazing on this day, making the colors so brilliant. "Farewell Arizona, look forward to coming back!"
6"x6" oil on masonite

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Desert Southwest Landscape Arizona daily painting

I am really enjoying painting this series of the Southwest. I experienced this area for the first time this summer. I am reliving our trip and perhaps seeing some details anew as I paint. So different from where I grew up and presently live. The landscape, the foilage, the wildlife, the color, the sounds, the lighting, the stillness, the shadows from the clouds, the sky...

Monday, August 20, 2007

Arizona Red Rocks Painting Stormy Skies

"Stormy Skies"

The last of the red rocks we would see on this trip. We were driving through Navajo Nation towards Colorado. You could see storms rolling on the horizon for miles. Here, they seemed to hover along the red rock.

This original oil painting is on primed 6"x6" masonite.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Arizona Colorado River in the Grand Canyon daily oil painting

"The Colorado River in the Depths" 6"x6" oil on primed masonite. It was amazing seeing the Colorado River from the rim of the Grand Canyon. You could see, with the aid of binoculars, the white water rafters. They looked like little bugs on the water!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Grand Canyon Arizona Landscape daily oil painting

"Beyond the Rim"

A view through the pinyon pines and other desert scrub out into the canyon. Available for purchase, see details at the right.

6"x6" oil on primed masonite

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New Mexico Ranch Landscape Windmill Cows Mountains Clouds daily oil painting

One of the many ranches throughout New Mexico. Anywhere you would see a windmill, you were sure to see cattle seeking water in the seering heat. A few clouds hung in the cool blue sky. This available painting is 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sisters on the beach II daily oil painting


These sweet sisters were holding hands, venturing down to the snack vendor on the beach. This would make a great gift for your sister or friend!

6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Colorado Landscape Mountains Pines Original Daily Oil Painting

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we ascended the San Juan Mountains by steam locomotive (the Durango Silverton) giving us a spectacular view.

This oil painting is 6"x6" on primed masonite artboard.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Along the San Juan Mountains Colorado - Lake Outside Durango


This is a view from the Durango/Silverton narrow guage railway along the Animas River. It wasn't long we were up in the mountains looking down on the Pondarosa Pines. I am in awe of this breathtaking countryside. 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Grand Canyon in Morning Light near Hermits Rest daily painting

6"x6" oil on primed masonite. The Grand Canyon, bathed in the morning light , made the softest blue shadows and light. Like I mentioned in the title, this part of the rim is along the Hermits Rest Route.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Arizona Sky Clouds Desert Art Oil Painting

"Arizona Sky"

6"x6" oil on primed masonite. While out west, I couldn't believe how much the landscape would change from one mile to another. So much to paint, so little time!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Arizona Painted Desert Clouds Rain Daily Oil Painting

"Rain on the Horizon" The Painted Desert had such a quiet stillness to it, however, the everchanging sky cast light and shadow on the landscape making it so alive. We were in awe of the slow moving rainstorm in the distance. This original oil painting is 6"x6" on primed masonite.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Grand Canyon Arizona daily oil painting

"Back in the Saddle Again!" It feels good to be back to the easel. During our vacation in the Southwest, I was consumed with its beauty and couldn't wait to put it in painting. Many times I thought of the many artists throughout history that have painted what New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado have to offer. Especially one of my favorites, Edgar Payne. Here is a 6"x6" oil on primed masonite painting that I completed this morning. One of my first views of the Grand Canyon's south rim. I loved looking through the scrubby vegetation on the very edge out into the vast canyon. It helps give a sense of its amazing size.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Safely Home from Vacation

We made it home! I am exhausted! We drove 4000 miles round trip out west over the last two weeks. I am so excited about being able to experience the different landscapes soooo different from where I grew up. I am in love with Colorado, especially Durango. My husband and I would love to just pick up and move, someday we just might. Can you imagine just picking and moving to another part of the country?? We have always figured we would when the kids have grown up but it is so tempting to just go for it now!! Living in the humid midwest, I am here to say that dry heat in the west rocks! We hiked the Grand Canyon, I could not get over how cool it would be on a hot day in the shade with hardly any humidity. The pic I am posting is from our excursion on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railway. It was an awesome experience. My father is a boiler maker, so I grew up with a love for locomotives. I plan to continue painting on Monday.
I missed painting everyday