Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Dogs are Barking

  Went to out of the way places just outside of the downtown area in Taos. Met some interesting people again. Josselyn Martinez, native artist that's VERY talented. Talked with her for about 45 minutes.     
   Another art gallery we talked with an artist printer. He showed us his printing press in the back and explained the processes. I have a new appreciation for that.
   Also talked to a gallery owner who also paints. Got a lot of useful tips and ideas from her. Some I'll try this next Summer.
   Saw a painting with a $25,000 price tag. I guess the artist was famous to have that price tag for that particular painting.
   I also have a 3 day workshop with an artist on oil painting next week. That's why we're staying a few extra days.
   Tomorrow is all planned out again. So much history and so many things to see.
   We also had a Salmon BLT with buffalo chili.....yummy

Friday, January 7, 2011

Looking For A Gem

Decided today to stay out of the downtown corp area and try to find some 'gems'. We found one in a shop owner who's shop we walked into and was given an oral history of New Mexico. What an interesting guy. I could have sat there and listened to him all day. We'll visit again if we come back again.

Bruce's first oil painting

   Got to do my first oil.  There were 3 of us in class. We each picked out a subject in a magazine and painted it. This one was mine.  I still have a few things to do to finish it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pam's First Painting

   Also Tana's, Hannah's, and Kendall's painting

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Boots and Saddles

   The Winter storm warnings are over for now and I suspect things are returning to normal in AZ. So it's time to load up and head to Taos. Lot of art galleries there to walk through and get inspired. It'll be a two day trip to get there.
   There's still snow on the ground here. I see through Facebook that there's snow in Ketchikan.
   Need to go out and get the truck ready for the trip.
   Hope 2011 is a good one for everyone.
   The above sketch was done from a photo I took while walking on the docks in Ketchikan, Alaska.