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Scenic

I very rarely paint what is traditionally known as a "landscape" though I really do LOVE landscape paintings!  I have tried to explain to people, I just don't have a passion for painting "rocks."  (Ha!)

However, on occasion, there are "scenes" that capture my imagination and I feel duty-bound to paint them! (And I really need to create more landscapes ... or "scenics.")  For instance, the beautiful hot-air balloons we are surrounded by here in Albuquerque every Fall.  The glow of their burners ... the sunrise seen through brightly-colored semi-transparent cloth balloons ... the intense JEWEL-like hues dotting our skies and landscapes. THOSE  scenes awaken such deeply-felt emotions in me, I MUST express them through my watercolors!

Since my landscapes ("scenics") are rare, they are often special to me! Enjoy!

The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

We were blessed to have the world's greatest dog for ten short years -- our "Boaz" was such a darling 100-lb. pit bull, and gentle as a kitten! He loved taking walks out on our camping acreage with us, and I had to eventually paint this scene of my husband and him, in memory of our sweet pup! Jan. 27, 2024 16"x16" on Arches 300# • MasterWorks of NM, 2024 (For Sale: $1,200.00)

"Isaiah By Moonlight: Rome"

"Isaiah By Moonlight: Rome"

One of my favorite memories of Rome, Italy in 2015 was seeing the city by moonlight. I took tons of photos, and was particularly intrigued with the statues of the Prophets at the base of the "Immaculate" Monument, near the Spanish Steps. I painted this one for the "Nocturne" exhibit at the NMAL, Fall of 2022. Sept. 8, 2022 13.5" x 9.5" on Arches 140# -- $675.00 --

"Light Sailing"

"Light Sailing"

One beautiful "Balloon-Fiesta" morning, I was standing in a park with my grandchildren, and the Sandia Mountains behind us were ablaze with light as the sun rose through a "downpour" of rain. Hot-air balloons were all around us ... it was MAGIC, and I had to paint it! Oct. 16, 2020 11" x 15" on Arches 300# • 1st Annual Balloon Museum Foundation Show, 2020 • MasterWorks NM 2021 Exhibit • Featured in the Abq. Journal, April, 2021 -- SOLD -- (PRINTS AVAILABLE!)

"Airabelle at Dawn"

"Airabelle at Dawn"

The NM Creamland Dairy cow hot-air balloon, "Airabelle" has always been my favorite. I intentionally photographed her one morning with light streaming past and through her. I had more fun with this painting than I can say! Sept. 25, 2020 14" x 14" on Arches 300# • First Annual Balloon Museum Foundation Art Show, 2020 -- SOLD -- (PRINTS AVAILABLE!)

"The Statesman"

"The Statesman"

When in Washington, D.C. in 2011 on Memorial Day weekend, we got to the Jefferson Memorial on the D.C. Mall last -- just as the sun was about to set. Once again, it was a moment where everything was perfect -- the light -- the saying, "On The Altar of God" in my camera's viewfinder -- and of course, THE Statesman himself: Thomas Jefferson. This now hangs in my "patriotically-decorated" living room, as my focal point. April 5, 2014 22" x 22" on Arches 300# -- NFS -- (PRINTS AVAILABLE!)

"Ancient Dwelling"

"Ancient Dwelling"

A very small piece I painted as a "give-away" door-prize for our annual land-owner's association meeting. This is of a very small cliff-dwelling near Ramah, NM. Nov. 13, 2013 5" x 7" on Arches 140$ -- NFS --

"Taos Christmas"

"Taos Christmas"

A small piece done for the NM Cancer Center 2013 Exhibit. Oct. 21, 2013 11.5" x 8.5" on Arches 140# -- For Sale: $375 --

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