Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sunrise on Chimney Rock in northern NM

During my stay at Ghost Ranch NM in Oct 2008, breakfast was served in the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. sharp, so early rising was a must. That meant that I got to see the sunrise on the high desert every morning. I took this photograph during the 5 minutes when the sun was creeping over Kitchen Mesa to the east and casting its glow on Chimney Rock to the west. I can still feel the crisp, early-morning, autumn air on my just-washed face.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Visiting Walt Gonske's Studio

Lask week during my trip to Taos, New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to visit Walt Gonske's home, studio, and gallery. We had had a week of warm, dry weather so this day of gentle rain was a wonderful respite from the dust. This photo shows Walt's garden and portal; if you look through his work, you will find that he occasionally uses this view as the subject for his paintings. Walt was very gracious during our visit -- the High Desert Painters did this together -- and later we met for dinner in Taos.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fifth Annual Ghost Ranch NM Plein Air Paint Out

Members of the High Desert Painters met at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico for a seven day plein air paint out in the Abiqui, NM area during the second week of October 2008. Members participating included (top l to r) Judy Howells, Nita Harper, Coni Grant, Jana Van Wyk (bottom l to r) Ann Templeton and Janis Loverin. (Nelson Hubley is not pictured)
The paintings created during this event will be in the High Desert Painting group show entitled "Autumn at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico" which was curated by Ann Templeton. The show runs from November 6 through December 5, 2008 at
Be sure to view the show and the accompanying descriptions so that you too can experience the glory of the High Desert at Ghost Ranch New Mexico during the golden Autumn season!Opening for "Autumn at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico" will be held November 6, 2008.