Cimarron Crossing

Cimarron Crossing

Cimarron Crossing The town of Cimarron, New Mexico, established in 1857 and once known as the “Wildest Town in the West” was the hangout of gunslingers and outlaws. Its historic hotel, the St. James, supposedly witnessed 26 murders. There are still bullet...
Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point I was standing by a Colorado road painting a landscape. Then, I heard hoof beats. Two riders, accompanied by their playful dogs, approached. All were having a good time. Could there be a better day? I grabbed my camera to record the scene, reminiscent...
Rio Chama Autumn

Rio Chama Autumn

Rio Chama Autumn The Rio Chama is one of the most scenic rivers in New Mexico. A major tributary of the Rio Grande, it winds through a colorful landscape of sandstone canyons like the area shown here, which is near the historic town of Abiquiu, famous as the adopted...
Mountain Maples and Aspens

Mountain Maples and Aspens

Mountain Maples and Aspens An October drive to Cedar City, Utah, from Cedar Breaks National Monument (also in Utah) took us through the mountains at a perfect time. The autumn colors were on full display. This painting is one of several inspired by that trip. My other...
Pecos Reflections

Pecos Reflections

Pecos Reflections The Pecos River in New Mexico is federally designated Wild and Scenic River. At certain times and at some places along its 926 miles, the river lives up to this description. This spot by the river’s edge offered a view of the river at relative calm,...
Flowering Ocotillo

Flowering Ocotillo

Flowering Ocotillo A form of cactus, the ocotillo is a common and distinctive desert plant of the southwestern United States. Throughout the winter, its cluster of spiny branches look dead. But at the first hint of a spring rain, the ocotillo puts out green leaves and...