Sunday, September 25, 2011
I had a dilemma. Was this photo best suited for Sign Saturday or Sacred Sunday ? I decided that if Jesus said it, it had to be sacred.
On this visit to Ed Larson's eclectic studio on Canyon Road, I actually encountered Ed and he graciously posed at the front door. Lot's of folksy folk art decorating the place, really fun stuff.
More pics of Canyon Road soon.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Tulsa artist Sheila Parr is having a showing of her work at the OSU Foundation building in Tulsa. Look for the 23 pieces of original works and giclee prints in the Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery. The OSU Foundation is located at 400 S. Monroe and the exhibit is open weekdays 8am-5pm through September 30.
Friday, September 16, 2011
How can I possibly talk about Santa Fe and not mention Georgia O'Keeffe. A Museum and Foundation with her name on them are both located there.
Of course there were other fine artists who were drawn to New Mexico by the landscape, the culture, the light, the air. But Georgia made her home there and her name as a painter there, recording images that others did not see.
Abiquiu was her place of residence until declining health forced her to Santa Fe. And a trip to Abiquiu is worth the effort, and a tour of her home should be included.
The memories I have of my visit to her home in Abiquiu include: cement floors, hollyhocks, stark interiors with subtle decoration, and the hanging light bulb.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
At last, in Santa Fe. The weather was perfect: sunny days in the mid 80's and cool nights. The plaza is the must stop place to take it all in. I spent a couple hours there the first day. Visited some artist's haunts that are old favorites. Glad to see that they were still there. A stroll through the landmark La Fonda Hotel and across the street I found a string of peppers to replace my dry faded ones. I was expecting to have lunch at the Cafe on the Plaza but a kitchen fire had forced it to close, so I had fast food SW style at the Burrito Co. Then off to museum hill to take in all the folk art I could absorb.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I took so many pics on the road that by the time I got to Chimayo my camera battery was dead. This was the last pic before recharge. I stopped for dinner at a favorite place, Rancho de Chimayo. I chose a light dish: chicken salad served in an avocado, very nice. Then on to Santa Fe before dark.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The Roman Catholic Church has provided many sacred images. The Saints which are depicted over and over in NM art, and of course Mary, the Christ and the cross. I arrived in Santa Fe a few days before the big, famous, and popular Traditional Spanish Market and the Contemporary Hispanic Market. In both of these outdoor markets sacred images always abound in the form of paintings, santos, bultos, retablos, tinwork and even furniture.
Friday, September 2, 2011
My plan for my drive on the High Road to Taos was to stop at as many galleries/studios and to talk to as many artists as possible; what could be better. The town of Truchas was a definite destination and the mural shown above is at the corner of the turn off. "The" landmark of Truchas is the one gas station which displayed a sign announcing "no gas". Open studios line both sides of the road (75) and the sign at Judith Hert's place drew me in.
Judith was reclining in her living room when I made my entrance, but she graciously invited me to take it all in. Judith paints with both acrylic and watercolor, but it was her large abstract acrylics that got my attention. She led me to her gallery behind her house and we sat and talked about the art business. Judith is finishing a series to send off to a show in Boston. As we chatted she surveyed her work and spotted changes she would make. A painting is never done until the artist says it's done. If you can't make it to Truchas or Boston, you can see Judith's work at her web site http://www.judithhert.com/.