Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Having a great time over at the new site!

Wish you were here!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hi all!

Tonight's picture is on my new blog site: tarawheeler.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 3, 2008

"April Snowfall on Taos Mountain"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

We woke up this morning to snow!

Yeah, yeah, it snows up here. But we were pretty sure we'd missed it by moving in late March.

I was resigned to waiting until next fall to see it snow.

So, this morning, David and I watched the strange mist on the mountain as it roiled around and around and then came towards us and snow swirled through the air around our house for the better part of an hour.

It never made the ground, but it was amazing to watch.

I only wish I'd had my knitting; I could have crossed something else off my life-list (I have this fantasy of sitting before a roaring fire, knitting while watching it snow outside my window-- David and I have been trying to make this happen for years. So far, we've just missed it a dozen times).

"Magpie in Flight"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

This painting was all set to go up on the website yesterday, but we had a little technical difficulty out here at the Ranchito.

My digital camera and David's laptop were stolen from my Subaru at our local gym while David and I were inside working out.

The good and bad news was that the thief didn't break any windows to get into my car. We still don't know how he got in. :/

The good news was that the thief was caught minutes later, just up the street, and the Taos Police Department called us about 10:30 last night to confirm that they had our laptop and camera and that we could pick them up the next day once they'd been logged in and processed as evidence. :)

The bad news; my knitting (thirty dollars worth of German knitting needles and twenty dollars worth of superfine Australian Merino) is probably on the way to the Taos landfill. :(

I had been lugging the camera around in my car to catch some pictures of these magnificent magpies. I'm really loving these birds.

Now there's a thief I can live with.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Wildly Cherry M&M's"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

I did make it out to the Rio Grande Gorge today.

And it was too cold and blustery to paint. :(

I promise to get out there and paint ASAP.

Meanwhile, I had these just lying around. . .

Still one painting behind. . .

Monday, March 31, 2008

"Caribe Pepper"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

"Carribe Pepper II"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

Well, I had all these plans to drive down into the Rio Grande Gorge today to paint, but my crazy dog, Dulce, jumped through a barbed wire fence and now, after an expensive trip to the vet, I'm home with her, painting peppers.

Maybe I'll get to the Gorge tomorrow.

I'm one painting behind. I hope to make it up tomorrow.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Trying to Rain"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

"Cottonwoods to the Northeast"
3" by 4"
Oil on Gessobord

Two more views of my backyard.

Tomorrow I go to the Rio Grande Gorge. If I can get three paintings done, I'll be all caught up.