Sunday, August 23, 2015

STARRY NIGHT PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT HAPPENING NOW!

YOU ARE INVITED!  

I was out painting painting in Corrales yesterday for this week long paint out event. Thankfully the weather is cooling a bit.  I will post a photos of my paintings on Thursday.

Take a look at some of the images of Corrales.  I hope to get back to these locations during this week.















Villa Acequia Art Exhibit 
Sept. 5th, 6th, 7th
10 am – 5 pm
4829 Corrales Road
Free Admission 
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Morning at Villa Acequia

MORNING AT VILLA ACEQUIA
12x36
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

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    The 3rd Annual Corrales Starry Night Plein Air PaintOut Event will be held Aug. 22th- Aug. 29th, 2015 in Corrales, New Mexico. Forty Plein Air Artists will spend a week in the Village of Corrales painting all the beautiful sites: The Old San Ysidro Church, the Casa San Ysidro, the Acequias (irrigation ditches), the Bosque, the Wagner Farmlands (cornfields, chili fields & apple orchard), the Water Lily Gardens, the Vineyards & the many charming adobe buildings & businesses in Corrales.  Tickets for the Gala Event are available in the village of Corrales.  The event is sponsored by Corrales MainStreet.Inc. 

Two paintings, per plein air artist, painted during the event will be on sale in the big tent at the gala event on August 29th at the Parker Residence.  Many paintings sell that evening to collectors.  Later on September 5-7th there will be a Labor Day Weekend Exhibit at Villa Acequia, the awesome location represented in my painting above.  






Thursday, July 30, 2015

ROAD TRIPPING TO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO

NORTHERN NEW MEXICO SITES AND SCENERY
www.carolhopper.com

with Dee Sanchez, Artist and Great Driver


Heading north toward the Sangre de Christo mountains,  the initial bluffs are dry and scrubby.  Clouds are building.

In Chimayo, we loved this gate and religious wall mural on a typical adobe wall

The old Vigil store, now know as El Potrero Trading Post

Sancturario de Chimayo
I wasn't able to go in as mass was being held

In Chimayo, this small town is most famous for Sanctuario de Chimayo.  This shrine, a National Historic Landmark, is famous for the story of its founding and as a contemporary pilgrimage site.




Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant has wonderful Mexican food, great for indoor and outdoor dining.


New Mexico is out of our long lasting drought in this part of the state. It was lush and green.
Cundiyo

Wildflowers, intersting fence posts create angles worthy of paintings

Sunflowers in full bloom, Ponderosa Pines on hillside

Whose house this is I do not know
It is within the village though

We are high...over 7000 feet
Dee's photo of sign at our lunch restaurant in Penasco.
 We had the best green chili cheeseburger of a lifetime, so good both of forgot to take a photo of it. The Green Chili Cheeseburger had a thick crisp slice on bacon on a homemade focaccia roll with crisp warm edges..


The above several photographs were taken rolling through the countryside and villages including Truchas, 
Las Trampas, Cordova and Penasco.  
The gorgeous dark clouds continued to build as we continued north to within 23 miles of Taos.


Las Trampas San Jose de Gracias Church
A Historical Site
Photo courteous of Wikipedia


TRUCHAS
(Following information and photograph from Wikipedia) 
 "Straddling a high ridge, the community began as the Nuestra SeƱora del Rosario, San Fernando y Santiago del Rio de las Truchas Grant, a Spanish land grant in 1754 and, due to its geography and location, remained a relatively unchanged outpost over the centuries. The land grant is commonly known as the Truchas Land Grant, gaining its name from the river that provides the water for irrigation of the land. Truchas is the Spanish word for trout."
Dee and I talked about our reading and seeing the movie "Milagro Beanfield War" while we were in Truchas.  The novel was written John Nichols.  Robert Redford directed the movie.

Now it is time to paint.
Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hot July Newsletter covering my four Painting Processes plus Six Bonus Tips

Complete July Newsletter on


By now you, my Blogger and Google Subscribers, may have noticed it has been a while since I have posted any updates here.  My Fine Art Studio Online website  has so many wonderful features as well as its reach, I regularly post there.  My website always includes new art work as it is finished.  

Many of you get my Newsletter on my website.  For those of you who do not receive it and would like to, click here.

The July newsletter is so full of information I titled it 

an unfinished book in one newsletter.

You will find illustrations and directions for my four painting processes
 as well as six very important tips.


Adobe Charm
20x16
oil on canvas
Framed

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Don't miss the place to be....



UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS


I AM HONORED TO HAVE MY ART ON THE GARDEN TOUR POSTER


The above was painted outdoors in the hot sunlight in Corrales last August.

In a few weeks I will add the other exhibitions coming up for me.  I will be participating in the 

"The Garden Show" at Sumner Dene Gallery in downtown ABQ.  This promises to be a big event!


Corrales has two plein air events scheduled this year...tell you later!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

INSPIRATION AND GILDED PAINTINGS!

INSPIRATION AND GILDED PAINTINGS

Inspiration is the "soul of the art".  

Snow at Dawn in Albuquerque...a photo waiting to be painted


Inspiration comes from so many wonderful places.  It is constant.  Over the many years I have been painting there have been only a handful of times when I didn't know what I was going to paint.   I am thankful for that.

I wrote a long newsletter two days ago available on my website.   There is more information/ideas there on inspiration though the main topic was on gilded paintings.  You will there a "how to" and several new paintings gilded with gold, copper or metal leaf.

Leaves in the Sky

Golden Music

Sunday, January 25, 2015

UPCOMING FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

UPCOMING FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

January 2015 unfolded in the nicest of ways. 
 I didn't see my 2015 direction which was quite unsettling.  Sometimes we need to take a deep breathe and just allow the universe to provide direction. 
 If you have not yet subscribed to my newsletter, click here for total ease in doing so.  The Newsletter is coming out very soon.

Click on the links below each painting to see it on my website.

Archbishop Lamy's Church

Orchard Truck


SOLO ART SHOW
O'Hares Restaurant in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, located at 4100 Southern Blvd. SE.
I have 24 pieces of art showcased there, many of them never before exhibited.  Have breakfast, lunch or dinner with Mike as he is a huge supporter of the arts.

Ventura Sunset

Wisconsin Barn

Monday, December 29, 2014

WALKING HOME IN FRANCE

WALKING HOME IN FRANCE

"Walking Home in France"
12x12 oil on gessobord
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I will be painting France for a long while. 
 I was totally charmed by the rolling hills, quaint villages, red tile roofs, and medieval buildings.

But now NEWS OF A CHANGE
It has been fully six weeks since my last blog post because I have not found the blog to reach a wide enough audience.  Also I never want to overwhelm my followers with too many posts, to have a feeling of being spammed.

ONCE A MONTH
I will be sending a newsletter from my website instead.  Those of you who have signed up to receive my blog will now receive a once a month newsletter instead of a blog.  You will have an opportunity to opt out of the newsletter should you choose.

HAPPY NEW YEAR with a "yay" for 2015!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

INCREDIBLE $59 HOLIDAY SALE

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING

ENCAUSTIC MIXED MEDIA

Below is a small sampling of the Encaustic Mixed Media paintings available.

Are you familiar with Encaustic?  
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated archival beeswaxThe liquid wax is applied as a final coat to my mixed media, collage stye paintings.

This is an incredibly fun type of art and one that involves scavenging the house and craft stores for three dimensional objects, paper, ribbon, ink and much much more.

Cherish the Memories
$59

Ephemera
$59

What's To Know
$59

Pearl of the Sea
$59

This sale runs through December 20.  There are also wonderful gifts in the painting  collection

PETITE PAINTINGS UNFRAMED
All petite paintings come with a display table top easel!
Cardinal on Cedar

A WONDER OF GIFT IDEAS
Let me know if you would like your purchase gift wrapped and shipped to your recipient.