This fall plein air painting was done close to the Lama community, north of Taos. Flag Mountain is covered with oak where a fire went through the area in the mid 90’s. Now, every fall all the oak turns a warm rusty red!
This painting was done just south of Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is one of my favorite winter painting locations.
The BLM parcel named Cebolla Mesa is one of my favorite places to paint. It is on the east side of the Rio Grande Gorge. Here, the canyon drops off over 500 feet down to the Rio Grande River. This area is 20 miles north of Taos, NM
Fall is my favorite time to paint! The colors are strong and the light is intense! The Latir/El Rito area is just up the road from my home. A favorite painting location.
This is a painting done at the base of Bear’s Crossing trail head, in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. It is a nice quiet area where you can get close to the Rio Grande River. This river canyon is one of my favorite places to paint.
It is approximately 10 miles from Questa, NM which is about 20 miles north of Taos. A beautiful, hidden gem!
This painting was completed on location at the base of the Ortiz Mountains about 35 miles south of Santa Fe along the old stagecoach trail from Santa Fe to Golden, NM. It was done just west of the road, off highway 14. It is a winter depiction of La Bolsa Peak. This is close to Madrid, NM. In the past, I lived in the area and the peak holds lots of memories for me.
This is a studio painting done of an overlook at Canyon de Chelly, in northeast Arizona. It was completed after traveling through the area and doing a few paintings on location. This 48 x 48 was a little large to do on location so it had to wait till I returned home.
It is a special place, full of mystery, love and sorrow felt by the local tribal people. As you look down into the canyon, you can feel the intensity of the place. It is time forgotten.
This painting was done in Des Montes, looking south towards Taos, NM. It captures the wonderful sunsets of Northern New Mexico with the ever swirling clouds full of color.
This is the second painting done, on location while I was rafting down the Grand Canyon. It is a great adventure, eight days of rafting with fellow painters. The Canyon is so vaste, with many different areas to explore.
This painting is at my home gallery.
This is a fast, little study of the ever present salt cedar bush in the base of the Grand Canyon. Although may hate this invasive plant, I love it for it’s willow like plumage and it’s beautiful color in the spring and fall!
This painting was the fourth painting completed on my 8 day Grand Canyon rafting trip.