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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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!