This is a local ditch bank in Corrales, New Mexico with the Sandia Mountains in the background.
I’m not sure I have blogged about my banner yet! Here is the scoop. Julianna Kirwin put together a public arts project. When all was said and done, I had a pretty banner hanging from a lamp post on 5th and Mountain Road. My banner will hang for a year along with others that span the blocks between 5th and 12th Street. I was especially excited to have my piece hung across the street from a banner of Johnny Tapia. Very cool.
I’m learning to paint roses.
I love this painting. The colors are vibrant, the brush strokes are pretty and the subject is my favorite.
I have been on an iris kick apparently. I keep painting what is basically the same iris. It started with a photo from a painting group I am in and I think I have painted it four or five times. I’ve used paint brushes and palette knives and mixtures of both so they are all a little different. I am enjoying experimenting with purples and blues. Anyhow, here is another iris!
I think this palette knife iris has nice texture and calming colors. Blue is one of my favorites. I like it!
This Iris was painted for Challenge #7, Let’s Paint New Mexico. The photograph that inspired my iris painting was taken in Jemez, New Mexico. I am loving the purples.