Chamisa Time

Chamisa Time

Chamisa Time Chamisa, also called “rabbit bush,” is common throughout the arid regions of the southwestern United States. It is an attractive, bushy plant throughout the year, but beginning in early autumn, it puts on a spectacular display of golden-yellow...
Aspens in the Morning Light

Aspens in the Morning Light

Aspens in the Morning Light There is no better time to paint aspen trees than in the morning light, and there are few better places to paint them than in the Jemez (pronounced Hay-mez) Mountains, west of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Named for a Native American tribe that...
The Old Adobe

The Old Adobe

The Old Adobe A scouting trip with my painting partner through the back country of northern New Mexico proved productive. I did a field study of this abandoned homestead, so poignant in its emptiness. I first used the field study to create this watercolor painting in...
Taos Morning

Taos Morning

Taos Morning A few days in Taos leave no doubt as to why the town has been home to so many famous artists. Subject matter is almost limitless. First, there’s the old-time Spanish Plaza, surrounded by classic buildings. Then there’s the historic San...
Rolling Water

Rolling Water

Rolling Water Moving water has a mysterious quality, particularly in the Southwest, where water is often in short supply. That’s why rivers here are special. I’ve spent many an hour painting beside rivers and streams and studying their patterns, which is abstraction...