Saturday, May 12, 2012

Luna Chapel (Sharp's Studio)

This is a view to the immediate right of the previous painting and connected to the Couse house and was used as J. H. Sharp's Studio.  As I understand it they were next door neighbors and close friends.  This was an old chapel in the beginning that Sharp converted into his studio...lucky guy.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Couse House

While in Taos I wandered across the road from my hotel to visit the E. I. Couse house.  "Couse learned of Taos in May of 1902 through a conversation with his friend, Ernest Blumenschein. Two weeks later Couse arrived in northern New Mexico with his family to begin a lifetime of summer residency and the development of the oeuvre for which he became famous. He was one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915 and its first president. A painter of Native Americans in Taos for the rest of his life, he was honored with many major prizes and awards. Couse died in 1936 after a long and distinguished career."  If you are in Taos make a reservation to see this place.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Portrait group has been moved to Thursdays and today our model was this young man.  He struck such a wonderful contemplative pose I decided to title it so.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Morning Meditaton

While visiting Taos this weekend I stayed at Casa Benavides.  A wonderful bed and breakfast that has a long history in Taos.  The owner grew up there and was neighbors with E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp who lived right across the street.  I was in my version of artist heaven.  

This scene greeted me just outside of my room in the mornings and I just couldn't resist trying to paint it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PAAC Show Taos

Summer Monsoons
Light in the Storm
Above are two of my pieces for the Plein Air Artists of Colorado show in Taos, NM this weekend.  I feel honored to have had two of my pieces juried into this show.  There are many outstanding artist in this group and if you are in the area on on May 5,  please come by and celebrate the opening with us at the Wilder Nightingale Gallery.   The accepted works are also available for your viewing pleasure and purchase through the PAAC website.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another Old Timer

This old timer lives in Ridgeway, CO. right in front of a gorgeous old firehouse there.