Sunday, November 30, 2014

3 Sisters

At least that is what I call these three aspens. These three sit just off of a meadow along the Alamos Vista Trail. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


A picture is worth a thousand words. - Unknown

Friday, November 28, 2014


Recently while walking past the convention center I noticed these Red Chile Ristras that they hung. I am guessing it was for the holidays. I think they add a nice touch of color.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


I am thankful for many things. Most of all I am thankful that I was loved by someone so wonderful. Some people never find that in life and for the time I had I am and always will be forever gratetful. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXVIII

Some people can paint with people watching over them, but a statue. It didn't stop this artist.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXVII

A little color to brighten your Monday. I like his style of painting and his use of color.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXVI

Caught this Raven as it flew over the Morning Star Gallery. It was a lucky shot actually I was going for the clouds.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXV

Just a couple of small paintings from the artist I posted yesterday. I promise this series is almost over.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXIV

One of my favorites of this event. What do you think?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXIII

What to choose next? I like how this artist's palette almost echos what the painting looks like.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXII

Three artists work with three different views of what is before them.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XXI

Painting in the shadows. It's all about the light I guess. Just like photography but not as easy.

I have a work event this evening so please excuse my absence if I don't visit tonight.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XX

Another painting left all alone.  My photo did not do it justice, it really was quite beautiful.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XIX

Just one of the many sculptures sitting in front of one the galleries. What do you think of it?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XVIII

More live models. I'm sure they were cheap labor but getting them there probably wasn't.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XVII

A few of you know that I am fond of squirrels. I could not resist taking a shot of this artist sculpting this little squirrel with an acorn. The piece is actually going to be added to a much larger piece.
Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XVI

I thought I would capture another form of artwork while on the paint out. The building that the two women are walking in front of is a restaurant, Geronimo. No I haven't been, it's a little out of my price range.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XV

Another painting left unattended. The house in this painting is one of the most photographed and painted house in Santa Fe especially when the garden is in full bloom.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XIV

I'll that helmet got quite hot after awhile. The only painter on the tour that painted from a live model.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XIII

This artist was either taking a break or just letting the painting dry.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XII

And she painting flowers. Get a look at that brush holder.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out XI

Easels were all over this group of galleries. Good thing you can't see me, I was wear the same vest as the woman on the right. I volunteered for traffic control and I had just finished my shift when I caught this shot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out X

One of my favorite artists is Nacona Burgess (standing here in front of his painting). He is Comanche from Lawton Oklahoma but has lived in many place including Santa Fe. He is the great-great gandson of Chief Quanah Parker. You can read more about him and see more of his work here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out VIIII

A couple of completed pieces. I don't know about you but I like the one on the right.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out VIII

One of my favorite artist on the at the Paint Out. I love oil pastels and this artist does such an amazing job with them. He is actually drawing the same building as he did in 2013 and as you will see here it's a little different.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out VII

Just one entrance to one of the many galleries on Canyon Road. With all the people walking around it was hard to find one quite place to just be.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Canyon Road Paint Out VI

So many artist were working at this event all up and down Canyon Road, some in their studios. There were also many people with questions or friends stopping by to support the artists. I was too busy trying to capture as many as I could.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Canyon Paint Out V

A different perspective of Canyon Road by another artist.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Theme Day: Landmark

Another theme day has arrived. This month's theme is "Landmarks." We have quite a few here in the "City Different" and I chose the La Fonda Hotel. It opened in 1922 and in 1925, the hotel was purchased by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad and operated as one of the famed Harvey Houses. This historic landmark is a beautiful example of Pueblo-style architecture and features thick wood beams, latilla ceilings and carved corbels. Special touches such as hand-crafted chandeliers, tin and copper lighting fixtures, and colorful tiles add character and charm.

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