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I was back out at the Taos Art Musuem at the Fechin House. The new show there is work by Walt Gonske. He was born in 1942 and is originally from the east coast. After a career as an illustrator, he moved to Taos in 1972. I don’t really have a lot to say about […]
Denver Museum and Taos Artists
I visited the new Denver Art Museum last month. I have meant to visit since the day it opened. It is a pretty nice space, but the people and programming of the shows make it an engaging place to visit. For the summer, the big show is “The Western”. A sprawling show that covers the […]
Let the waters flow
After a pretty unsteady portrait group meeting this morning, I stopped over at Kit Carson Park for a bit of a water and nature festival. Fritz Hahn, Town of Taos council member, was celebrating the re-introduction of the acequia system into the park. Acequias are a community operated water system. The network of waterways weaves […]
William Herbert “Buck” Dunton
It was back to the Fechin house for me. Twice in two weeks! I cheerfully popped into the new show of paintings and drawings of W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton at the Taos Art Museum. Happy to wear my Stetson Stratoliner on a pretty sunny day with a slight chill in the air. The week before, […]
Visiting the Fechin House
Last weekend was super beautiful. While it was cold Saturday, Sunday warmed up a bit in the afternoon. I took the opportunity to visit the Taos Art Museum in the home of the painter Nicolai Fechin. It is a beautiful property with intricate wood work and traditional mud walls. I love seeing the flecks of […]
Mini Art Show at UNM-Taos
I put together a mini art show at the administration building at UNM-Taos. The place was a little drab and I had some new work. It was a spur of the moment thing. I had some fresh painting laying around the house and they needed to be somewhere.
Bosque de Apache & VLA
A nice little valentines weekend trip. Spent the weekend in Santa Fe and Socorro. Jeff and I visited the Bosque del Apache on a day when there were no birds. It was beautiful. I was a little disappointed to miss the mass leap into the air of thousands of screeching winged things. Then again, the […]
On the Trail of Kit Carson
Jeff and I took another beautiful trip up to see the old Santa Fe Trail. We struck out for La Juna, Colorado to see Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. On the way up we passed through Cimarron, The Philmont Scout Ranch, and Trinidad. Kit Carson statue in Trinidad, Colorado (1912) by Frederick Roth (horse) […]
Black Rock Visit
A few months ago I had a great road trip with Jeff to see San Ildelfonso Pueblo. It was beautiful with the fall colors and we got to sneak into a few places while wandering the landscape. San Ildefonso Pueblo (Tewa: P’ohwhóde) was established ca. 1300 C.E.. The traditional name for San Ildefonso Pueblo is […]
Sketching on the iPad again
It is birthday time in my world. Lots of great friends are getting their birth on. Decided to try to make a few sketches in the Procreate app for the iPad. This is just one of them. I probably need to spend a little more time on the other.
I gave painting on camera a shot. I don’t know if it is very good. It is a first try. I really need to do it again this week.
Sunday was a lazy day. I really only accomplished a little laundry and this slight image. Oh, I did make up a model release form and I did run into a friend that I have been dying to work with. She is gorgeous and will be a great subject for a few actual paintings. The […]