Autumn Cottonwoods with Horses and Riders
Along the Eagle River
Oil painting of red rock formations east of Eagle, Colorado with Eagle River flowing below the formation. The river is lined with cottonwood trees as it flows to meet the Colorado River to the viewer's back.
12x16 inch oil on panel
San Jose Church at Las Trampas, NM
Painted oil on panel. Framed in a metallic gold finish wood frame.
Priced with frame: $375
The church is adobe and needs maintenance on its adobe walls, its plastered white interior continuously. Thus the workers have sopped by to do a little work as shown by all the doors and gate being open.
Morada at Abique, NM
Painted in oil. Panel framed with a gold metallic finish 14.5x17.5 inch wood frame.
Priced with frame: $300
Sitting outside the village of Abiquiu above the village and its Church and near the home of Georgia O'Keefe is the Morada of the Penitentes. The three crosses symbolize their deep Catholic devotion. Constructed similarly to the Pueblo style with wood beams that hold the wicker work of the ceiling and the dirt packed above.
Arroyo Hondo Neighborhood
Painted on panel. Framed with a gold metallic finish on a 17.5x20.5 inch wood frame.
Priced with frame: $350
Arroyo Hondo sits in a little narrow valley that flows east and west. It if below the rim upon which sits the famous village of Arroyo Seco. To the east of the Arroyo Hondo is the Taos Ski area but even with all this close proximity it is isolated. Long scraggly cottonwoods, willows and abandoned vehicles amongst the adobe homes and the church make it feel isolated but still in its own charming way.
Church at Arroyo Seco, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic finish 17.5x21.5 inch wood frame.
Priced with this frame: $375 Another slightly larger frame the price is $325. Painting sold PHAC 2016
Church of Santisima Trinidad in Arroyo Seco, NM located near the rim of the Arroyo Hondo. This is north of Taos Pueblo Indian Reservation in a very old Hispanic community. The Church is adobe and has been updated with a more durable metal rood which practicality encourages. It is an active parish with its own school, community center right on the northern edge of the village.
The setting is early fall when the colors arrive, trees and bushes are still full of their foliage and all is as colorful as can be.
Chapel at Canoncito, Apache Canyon, NM
Painted on panel. Framed in 13.25x15.25 inch ebony finish wood frame.
Priced with frame: $175
The adobe family chapel at Apache Canyon is named Nuestra Senora de la Luz and its closeness to Santa Fe off I-25 and its attractive design and structure make it a common subject. Distinctive red treatment and its red roof against the white adobe walls that have a fine film of orange reddish dust make it glow amongst the green hills and trees before it.
Church at Galesteo, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed with an ebony finish 13.5x15.5 inch frame.
Priced with frame: $175
Sitting alone at the mail stop called Guadalipita is this adobe family chapel on the family ranchland. North of Mora it sits looking out east with miles upon miles of grassland and tree lined hills all around. Out in the isolation of the high plains of New Mexico is this small but strong reminder of the people who live the land.
Church of San Lorenzo, Laguna Pueblo, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed with an ebony 13.5x15.5 inch frame.
Price with frame: $175
Church of San Lorenzo in the Laguna Pueblo village sits up on a hill, easily seen for miles as you approach it on I-40. White painted adobe with a tree shaded courtyard in front. It sits just at the village edge. A visitor had come by and the horse is waiting.
Church of San Jose in Las Trampas, NM in Days Gone By
Painted on oil. Framed in a gold metallic finish 17.5x20.5 inch wood frame.
Priced with frame: $350
A day long ago the old las Trampas farmer is moving his harnessed horses to work across the even older las Trampas church of San Jose de Gracias de las Trampas. A warm summer day the light brightens the form of the old Church which dates back to the early days of the 1700s when the villagers from Spain petitioned the King of Spain for permission to populate the valley.
Church of the Holy Rosary in Las Truchas, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic finish 18.25x22.25 wood frame.
Price with frame: $300
The Church at Las Truchas sits close to the precarious edge of a steep hill that cascades down to a valley far below. The adobe church is the village's fully functioning church of Las Truchas which sits on the high road from Espanola. The area before the church has been cleared of its many old derelict cars, trucks and the big old fashioned red fire engine. All has been cleared away as the land is now needed for the church. That old fire engine was a distinctive part of the views of the church in many a painting.
January Snow at Madrid, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic finish wood 17.25x21.25 inch frame.
Priced at $400
The old church at Madrid gives off its own warm reflective light as it sits in a thick blanket of newly fallen snow. Madrid has turned itself into a funky tie die style locale but there is reminders of its glory days as a center for the mining industry and the turquoise that was found along the turquoise road NM 14 south of Cerrillos. Sitting off by itself this old Church gives a glorious hint of its past.
Village Chapel of Ojo Sarco, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in an ebony wood frame around its 8x10 image size.
Priced with frame: $175
A white painted structure with its galvanized roof reflecting the color of the evening sky sits at the end of the far end of Ojo Sarco this chapel. It has an open field of grass for parking in front but all around it sits shrubry, and drought resistant plants. It is fall and the leaves of the cottonwoods and willows glisten in the paler light of approaching evening.
Family Adobe Chapel up the Pecos Valley, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed with a gold metallic finish on wood 17.5x21.5 inch frame.
Priced at $300.
Sitting alone on its own walled in area, the chapel glistens with a reddish orange finish closely matching the color of the earth it is standing on. The glistening rusting galvanized roof shows its age but also shows its persistence. Below flows the Pecos River amongst the tree.
Family Chapel at Pilar, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a 18.25x22.25 inch gold metallic finish wood frame.
Priced with frame at $300.
This family chapel sits behind the family home which is only a block off the banks of the Rio Grande. Adobe construction with heavy buttressing here and there to keep the chapel upright and also giving it a distinctive look. All white with a fading red metal roof it still is kept up by the family.
Apse End of Nuestra Ascuncion Placita, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed with 17.5x21.5 inch metallic gold finish on a wood frame.
Priced with this frame: $350. Another slightly larger frame makes the painting priced at $300
The curved apse end and the distinctive galvanized roof construction give this adobe church a totally unique appearance as it sits amongst the homes in the small village of Palcita. Beyond the River Pueblo flows toward the Picuris Indian Pueblo to the right.
Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion at Placita, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed with a 15.25x18.25 inch metallic gold finished wood frame.
Priced with frame: $250
Located just outside of Penasco, NM where the high road that runs behind this family chapel starts its climb through the forest to emerge at Rancho de Taos. It is fall and the truck is loaded with harvested items to decorate the chapel which the open door portrays. The apse end of this little adobe chapel is round and totally distinctive from the High Road.
Family Chapel on the Ranch at San Isidro, NM
Oil on 12x16 inch panel.
Not framed. $250. To add frame is an added $50.
This family chapel made of found rock and mud plastering sits in the middle of the family cattle range and amongst the family graves nearby. San Isidro is on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Range just south of Mora. A simple and plain structure stands out with its warm tone against the solid green fields and hills.
Nuestra Guadalupe at San Antonio, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a 18.5x22.5 inch metallic gold on wood frame.
Priced with frame:$300
The round ended apse end of this adobe church adds a distinctive feel that is not found in other adobe churches. The whole scene of deep white snow in the early morning light has an overpowering blue cast to it. The warmth of the slightly off white church captures that little glimmer of warmth. San Antonio is located on NM 14 which is the road to Cerrillos from Santa Fe and continues south to meet I-25 east of the Sandias. The Sandias stand between San Antonio on the east and Albuquerque
View of the Village of San Jose, NM
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic 17.5x21.5 inch wood frame.
Priced at $400 with this frame. $50 less with a slightly larger metallic gold wood frame. Sold Summer Art Market Art Students League.
The view is from the hill immediately south of the little village. The Church of San Jose sits on the northern edge of the village with space all around for parking. The church, houses and all the buildings are made of adobe brick with the now customary galvanized metal roofing. It is summer and the highway I-25 would be just on the other side of the willow trees north of the Church but I altered the view by removing it and adjusting the locations of the foreground structures for clarity and to show the distinctive horizontal lines that the metal mirror like roofs portray amongst the more soft edges of the trees.
Santuario de Chimayo, NM
Painted oil on panel
Framed in a gold metallic wood frame 18.25x21.25 inches
price framed: $275
The three quarter view of the Santuario de Chimayo, NM east of Espanola on NM 76 sits in a shallow valley the shrine at Chimayo. History says that a local sheepherder was tending the flock and he found a cross with the body of Christ carved in the folk Hispanic tradition and custom. He took the cross to the nearest priest in Santa Cruz to the west and left it. After his trip to Santa Cruz his flock gathered around a particular location near the stream. There he found the cross in the original location he had found it before. Thus he came to understand this is where Christ wished him to build a chapel. The current Santuario is that shrine where many people have found healing from the earth found at the Santuario's location even to this day.
The Santuario is considered a holy place by many.
Mission of San Juan Bautista, California
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a black wood frame sized 14.25x17.25 inches.
The Mission of San Juan Bautista sits on the east edge of the San Andreas Fault. The valley floor on the moving land sits over 20 feet below the Church and is used as farmland. Along the fault line just to the edge of the Church grounds runs the original Camino Real 20 feet below. The stunning Mission Church and its rural yet distinctive location sets it apart and gives a sense of the original feel of the Mission at its founding in a rural agricultural setting.
Monastary Chapel on the Island of Santorini, Greece
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic wood frame 17.5x21.5 inch size.
Price framed: $350.00
The distinctive monastery Panagia Episkopi on Thira or Santorini sits on the gentle slopes of the old volcano and west and south of the main city of Thira. Sitting isolated it has been attacked and its icons stolen for what little gold leaf that could be gained.
Church at Oia, Santorini Island, Greece
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in gold metallic wood frame.
Price with frame: $250.00
The village of Oia sits on the steep slopes of the caldera side of the remains of the volcano island. Distinctive blue domed churches give the island of Santorini (the Venetian name for Saint Irene for the island of the Greek Thira) its unique ambiance. It sits at the far eastern narrow part of the crescent that is the shape of the island. the gentle sloping land is used for growing grapes, pistachios and other food items. Distinctive in its desert like conditions, water is stored from the winter months in cisterns and the moist Aegean air leaves moist dew on the ground to water the plants.
Bolton Abbey West Yorkshire Dales, England
Painted in oil on panel and framed in a metallic gold wood frame is priced at $400.00 with frame.
Its location near Skipton and Lkley in the West Yorkshire Dales sits 22 miles west of Harrogate which sits another 25 miles west of York. The original Priory which has been dismantled during the reign of Henry the VIII for its lead, stone, glass and timber still has a small intact structure which today is a local Anglican chapel on the Devonshire family land holdings. It sits amongst many nearby ruins of Parcevall Hall and the original Cistercian Fountain Abbey. Distinctive about Fountain Abbey is the last waterpark so popular in the 1700s with its classic and staged views. Fountain Abbey was large enough and industrious enough to start to create its own industrial level foundry. If Henry VIII hadn't had it dismantled and the Cistercian Monks removed the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution would have occurred 250 years earlier so far advanced were the monks in their technological methods.
Farm Buildings at Larkspur, CO
Though the barn and out buildings were from a farm and ranch operation to the west of Larkspur, Colorado the setting for the terrain is from a spot further east.
The painting is on panel in gouache.
Pikes Peak during March Snow from Rampart Range Road Woodland Park, CO
Painted in oil on panel. It is in a matched 19x23 inch wood frame.
Priced with frame: $275.
Painted from the Rampart Range Road above Woodland Park, CO on a cold snowy March day. It is a view of Pikes Peak from the NW and shows the massive amount of adjacent uplifted mass. As is typical of such a large mass sitting so high above the surrounding terrain it can create its own weather which is a blessing for Colorado's dryer areas.
Old Missouri Barn in the Ozarks
Painted in oil on panel. Framed in a gold metallic wood 17.5x21.5 inch frame.
Priced with frame: $375
A different gold metallic wood frame is slightly larger but would reduce the price by $50.00
This barn is sitting along a rural county road ready to sag and fall. Wood shingles and all wood frame is no match for the forces of the weather. It is not long for this land. It sits amongst the trees with a grazing meadow before it.
Old House and Barn West of Castle Rock, CO
Oil on canvas. Canvas size 24x48 inches. Not framed.
The view is from Colorado 7 on the ascent up the south side of Hoosier Pass. The valley below is the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the South Platte River. It is a mid afternoon winter setting.
Fall Squashed and Gourds
Painted on panel in gouache. Frame size is 15.25x20 inches.
Mt. Princeton from the moraine
Oil on canvas. Framed size: 30x50 inches.
Price: $1500.00 framed.
This view is from the east in the flat moraine area just south of Chalk Creek that is flowing to the Arkansas River. The chalk cliffs are at the mountain's south base on the left of the image. View is early morning just after sunrise with a hint of a pink cast.
Pikes Peak viewed from the Garden of the Gods
Painted in oil on canvas. Framed size: 32x52 inches.
Priced with frame: $1500
The view is looking from the east of the Garden of the Gods from the road east of the Garden of the Gods. The time is fall with a slight covering of snow on the Mountain and the grass in the Garden of the Gods has its green.
Painted in oil on canvas. Framed size: 16x20 inches.
Price framed $350
The subject is crockery in their many possible sizes, finish and purposes all pieces that are cylindrical and having the challenging circles in perspective to create the oval from many perspective views.
Fall Harvest with Crystal and Crock
Painted oil on canvas. Framed size: 16.25x20.75 inches.
Price framed $325.00
A view of selected lighter colored gourds, summer squash, tomato with the view of the earthy glazed crock and two crystal glasses with a warm overall glow.
Winter at the Adobe Family Chapel up the Pecos River Valley
Painted oil on 12x16 inch panel.
Framed price: $350.00
This very compact little adobe family chapel sits to the north of Pecos, NM up the river valley and off to the west of the Pecos flowing below. It is winter and the warmth of the adobe walls gives it a balance against the cool greens and snow.
Bringing Home their Prizes
Oil on panel, framed 18.5x22.5 inches.
Price with frame is $300.00
The view is the altar end of apse end of San Jose de Gracias de las Trampas, an old charming adobe church which dates back to the beginnings of the 1700s. The King of Spain granted the descendants the right to settle in the valley which sits in its own green valley south of the populated area around Penasco, NM and the Picuris Indian Pueblo.
Along the road behind the church rides two Pueblo Indians going home with their newly acquired horses.
The area is lightly populated and is mostly ranch and small farming. Las Trampas church sits on the high road NM 76 from Espanola through Las Truchas going north to the High Road to Taos.
Painted in oil on canvas. Framed size: 30.5x50.5 inches
Price framed: $1500.00
A view in the early summer of the Maroon Bells with a little of the snow that helps define the rock strata that gives the two mountains their totally unusually distinctive look. The spot for the view is where the stream is flowing from the lake that sits at the base of the Maroon Bells and heading to the Roaring Fork just north of Aspen, CO. A very Colorado scene.
Mt. Yale viewed from Cottonwood Pass
Painted in oil on canvas. Framed in a rustic style pine frame size is:32.5x52.5 inches.
Priced with the frame is: $1400.00
This view captures the glowing Mt. Yale in the bright white of the winter snow covering. Looking back to the east from Cottonwood Pass gives a sharply vanishing view of the Mountain and the terrain that sits at its western side.
Carrying in the Christmas Trimmings
Cottonwood west of Hotchkiss
Oil on 8x10 inch panel
of a February scene of an old cottonwood tree in the of a pasture. Painted so that the observer can see through to the back side with the lacey filigree of branches in dark shadow, middle ground and along the outside edges which are lighter and the fine texture of the smaller whitish branches. It is February, mild and the tree senses Spring is getting close.
Continuing on with the scene to place horse or cattle onto the pasture which has to be decided. The tree it self is grand.
The view is late winter, the willow branches have turned their brilliant orange getting ready for spring. A view in the San Luis Valley of Colorado west of San Luis with the Blanca Peaks formation behind, Little Bear, Mt. Blanca and Mt. Lindsay. On the other side of the Peaks is the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
12x16 inch oil on panel. Completed 2015
Squashes in Fall Color
An 8x10 inch oil on panel of various squashes with their subtle warm tones of orange and tints of parchment color. Each squash shows its distinctive textures and surface patterns. One balancing tomatillo to the lower left adds a soft touch of balance in flavor and appearance to the whole.
Along the Crystal River with Mt. Sopris afar
High in the high country runs the Crystal River flowing from McClure Pass east past Marble and Red Cliff to flow below the massive Mt. Sopris. The Crystal River flows into the Roaring Fork in Carbondale north of Aspen and the Roaring Fork flows into the Colorado River at Glenwood Springs. The scene is February with ice covering parts of the river, the hills and peaks and mountains in their white coat of winter.
12"x16" image size framed in a metal finish frame.
Cost $400 with frame.
Gourds I Painted
Still life of gourds with tools of the painting craft. Painted in oil on 9x12 inch panel
This is a portrait of an orange brought home from Mesa, Arizona freshly picked. Painted in oil on 6x8 inch panel
The buffalo bull in the ordinary term of a bull bison standing regally on fresh green spring grass.
Painted in oil on 9" by 12" panel
Cost $150.00 with ebony frame.
San Acacio below the Blanca Range
The San Acacio adobe church sits in Colorado's San Luis Valley. There is a late winter snow covering with the willows getting their bright color just before spring. Oil painting on 12x16 inch panel.
The adobe church in Rowe along Interstate 25 is at the junction to the road that goes up the canyon which the San Jose flows deep into the eastern part of New Mexico. The church sits amongst past residents' gravestones. The time is late March with a bit of green grass starting to come up.
Oil on 12" by 16" panel
cost: $350 with wood metallic finished frame
Oil on 12 inch by 16 inch panel.
Scene depicts Placita, New Mexico on the high road from Espinola to Rancho de Taos during the fall season with its aspens, willows and in cottonwoods in their bright gold. The sage and other bushes are also in the season's brilliant colors. These border many an area of the more lush northern New Mexico valleys.
Price with gold metal leaf Omega frame: $375.00
This painting has been purchased in spring of 2016 at Park Hill Arts Club Spring show.
Horses Grazing in Missouri
Oil painting on 12 inch by 16 inch panel depicting a typically lush summer afternoon in Missouri with the horses grazing on the bright green grasses. Typically the wild flowers grow along the fence line out of reach of the grazing horses.
Price with Omega gold metal leaf Omega frame: $350.00
Price with custom made frame with gold color metal leaf: $400.00
This painting has been purchased at the Denver Arts Students League Summer Art Market.
Horses Grazing near Hotchkiss
Horses grazing in the field during a warm Western Slope of Colorado afternoon in February. The horses are grazing under the branches of a very old cottonwood.
Oil on 9x12 inch panel
Elle in Room 106
Painted at the Denver Art Students League in the spring of 2016 of Elle in studio 106. It was an Atelier session painted in the French Academy process with first a charcoal drawing of the model is drawn and then a cartoon for transfer is made and transferred to a Belgium linen canvas. Canvas size is 22 inch height by 18 inch width.
Painted in oil.
Price with frame is $1000.00
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone Canyon
plainaire painting of the Lower Falls. In oil on 8 inch by 10 inch panel.
Painted July 2016.
Never did get to finish because interrupted by heavy downpour and storms.
Price as unframed $150.00
Frame would add $25.00
Pumpkin with Three Types of Tomatoes
Still life of a pumpkin with tomatoes, painted in oil on 8 by 10 inch panel. The painting studies the unique particular oval shapes of each casting even their own oval shadows.
Fall Still life of Gourds, apple and Ceramics
Size is 9 inch by 12 inch oil on panel of three very interesting decorative squashes that help make Fall most interesting. Accompanying the squashes is a ripe apple fit for the season. To accent the warm colors of the apple and the squashes is the cooler colors of the vase and ceramic cup all in front of a patterned deep red cloth. finished in the fall of 2017.
Sale price without frame is $175.00.
Frames available to finish the painting in metallic gold or black for an added $65.00
Roses and Brass Bowl
Oil on 9 inch by 12 inch panel, a composition of Red Roses and White Roses and a touch of little yellow flowers for accent. All in the brass bowl resting on white lace like fabric.
Price $150.00 unframed.
Pasture South of Penasco next to Rio Santa Barbara, NM
Painted in oil on 12 inch by 16 inch panel that describes the brilliant fall color with cottonwood and willow glowing their brilliant gold. The scene is showing a warm fall afternoon with cattle grazing. The willows in the background left are along the Rio Santa Barbara which is flowing toward the west that feeds into the Rio Grande above Espanola, NM.
Horse Pasturage between Ojo Sarco and Las Trampas in New Mexico
The time is in the later fall with the cottonwoods having already lost their leaves and sitting in front of the willows which still hold their bright orange leaves. The canal that the trees border keeps these trees healthy and fruitful. Horses graze upon the yellowed grass. Ojo Sarco is north of Las Truchas and climbing up the hill that descends into Las Trampas which dates from 1706 when the Spanish king granted the Spanish descendants to settle in the valley and build their adobe church. The view is along the high road from Espanola to Rancho de Taos which is the more scenic and interesting route in New Mexico heading between Santa Fe and Taos.
Painted in oil on 12 inch by 16 inch panel.
Bringing Home their Prizes
The scene is on the high road that goes from Taos to Espanola. It is a two Taos Indians bringing home two horses back to Taos Pueblo. They are passing Las Trampas adobe church which gives the contrast of cultures between the Taos Indians and the Hispanic adobe church sitting in an isolated valley just at the base of the climb toward Taos.
Painted in oil on 12 inch by 16 inch panel.
Family Adobe Church at Canoncito, NM
This is a striking family chapel named after Nuestra Senora de la Luz. It is located along the old Santa Fe Trail road with the road in front climbing to the left toward Glorieta Pass. One of the note of this chapel that is maintained by near by families is it was built in 1811 and in the valley nearby the Confederate cavalry had their supply wagons and horses quartered. During the Civil War 2500 Confederates met 1000 Colorado Volunteers and 500 Union soldiers from Fort Union north of Las Vegas, NM. The battle was an engagement where the Confederate dismounted cavalry attacked the line of Union soldiers and volunteers. The Union side would do a strategic retreat to set up another line that the cavalry troops would attack. It was a way of depleting the attacking forces. But the blow that won the battle for the Union side was Major Chivington of the volunteers with a group of men traveled the ridge to the south and came in and over took the Confederate wagons and burned the wagons and shot the horses. Once the cavalry commander found out this action he surrendered. So ended the Confederate effort to head for California. Their ultimate goal was also the Colorado gold fields. This occurred in 1862. Same chapel can be seen in the painting Bringing in the Christmas Trim.
painted in oil on 12 inch by 16 inch panel.