Saturday, May 12, 2012
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
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
Monday, May 7, 2012
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
Light in the StormPAAC website.