Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas


Fresh Snow
Oil  12" x 9"
Recently Sold & sent off to Pennsylvania!

Merry Christmas to you all!  
Thank you to my family, friends, collectors, galleries & followers for all 
of your support and encouragement throughout the year.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Hatch Chiles...4 of 4


Silly Chile
Oil  6" x 6"
$100.00 + free shipping

Our chili dinner last night, made with our Hatch chiles, was delicious.  Luckily, there weren't any extra hot chiles accidentally mixed with our medium chiles.  I remember one breakfast where I couldn't eat my scrambled eggs because the chiles were way too hot!  It's a great life if my biggest problem is occasional hot chiles!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Hatch Chiles...3 of 4


About To Be Roasted
Oil  6" x 6"
$100.00 / free shipping

Over the years I think that I've painted at least 2 dozen chiles.  They are colorful, seasonal, and fun to paint.  We usually love them in our dinners (except, as I said, when an extra spicey one gets mixed in with the mediums!)  We're having chili tonight with some of our Hatch chiles.  I'll let you know how it tastes! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hatch Chiles...2 of 4

Born To Be Mild
Oil  6" x 6" on panel
$100.00 + free shipping

I'm continuing to post Hatch chiles.  For those of you who live in Colorado Springs, we buy our chiles at Summerland Gardens, which also has a Gallery that has shown my work for years.  

I mentioned in my last post that we usually buy medium chiles.  I've always wondered how they can be sure that in every field only mild, medium or hot chiles grow.  I'll admit that occasionally there's a hot chile in our batch and several times I've been unable to eat as what we prepared was way too spicy for my "medium" taste buds!

Again, I'm going to be posting a mixture of some new Covid creations as well as some older work.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Hatch Chiles...1 of 4


Mild Things
Oil  6" x 6" on panel
$100.00 + free shipping

It's chile time here in Colorado.  We have great chiles in Pueblo, as well as wonderful chiles from
Hatch, NM (as shown here.)  Parking lots around town are filled with chiles freshly roasting.  The chile season is usually about 8 weeks, so the aroma lasts quite awhile.

We usually buy a 1/2 bushel of medium chiles. We freeze them in small amounts and use them in recipes throughout the year.

I've been blogging less this year. I post mostly on Instagram (which rolls over to my Fb site.).  Please visit me on Instagram.

While life as we knew it is now a bit different, I have been painting a lot during this pandemic.  Although my in person painting groups have not been meeting, I've taken several online painting classes which I loved!  I couldn't get over how helpful Adobe Photoshop is to artists!  It's great to be able to try out several colors without painting on a canvas.

The plein air events that I participate in were canceled and gallery exhibits have been online.  I'm so glad that we are now at least able to go back to galleries, if only with social distancing.

I am going to start sharing some of the paintings that I've created during my studio solitude, as well as throwing in some oldies, but goodies. 

I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good spirits and staying healthy during this time.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Covid Creations -- Part 2

Tonight is the 2nd monthly "Virtual First Friday" in many of the Colorado Springs galleries.  As we all continue to stay quarantined, small businesses are finding creative ways to stay in business.

These three architectural paintings are part of the Small Works Online at Kreuser Gallery.  
Abby Kreuser has a wonderful gallery in downtown Colorado Springs.  She features one 
main show and has many other artists online.  Tonight is the Virtual Opening of a new show by 
Deb Komitor.

These five pieces are part of the G44 Gallery Virtual First Friday.   I've been a part of this Gallery since Gundega Stevens opened 7 years ago.  She also features one main show, and has other artists work for sale online.  These pieces are part of the online $100.00 and under.  

Check out both of theses local galleries online tonight!  
Thank you to every one for all of the support that is being given to small businesses during this time!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Covid Creations -- Post #1

It's kind of an unusual time right now.....not only with the Covid19, but with this program.  No matter what I do, it won't un-underline in the part that I see!  The button doesn't work!  And, the photos are perfectly lined up from my side.  But not when I look at "preview".  You probably thought that I just arranged them in a creative way!  Who knows what this will look like when I click "publish."  Oh well;  it's always something!!Anyway, we've all been quarantined for quite some time.   The first 2 weeks of the quarantine I happily painted away everyday.  Then, I needed a bit more to do.  I started sewing masks.  These are just a few of the masks that I made.  They all went to friends, family and donations.This was actually a lot of fun for me.  Maybe I'm a bit of a fabric scrap hoarder, but I had all of these scraps in a huge box.   Most of the scraps are from things that the kids and I made through the years.  Flannel pajamas that our son made in junior high;  shorts that I made for our daughter in pre-school;  fabrics that used to be on the family room pillows that were chosen by the kids when they were small;  on and on.  It became somewhat of a nostalgic project.  Also, I might be an elastic hoarder.  I had enough elastic to make 45 masks!  (Making ties is really time consuming.  I didn't like that!  And at that point started to lose interest;  although I persevered for quite sometime.)I'm now back to painting (and reading, going for walks, and watching Netflix.)  I've been working on landscapes for an upcoming show.  I have work in two virtual shows this weekend.  But, more about that in my next post.