O’Keeffe Country Abstract 1


#203/365 Paintings

Sadly, this painting is being posted as I leave Santa Fe. Two abstracts of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home/studio sourced from photographs from Santa Fe travel photos (internet). That O’Keeffe makes me want to be more, better and focused so intensely like the sun isn’t hot wearing black. She’s got style.


Project notes: This abstract and the one I will post tomorrow is a new discovery for me. I will be exploring it a lot more in September when I paint landscapes.

Larger than Life


#202/365 Paintings

I am really enjoying my chiaroscuro horses. I suppose I can never get enough color into a horse.


Project notes: Leave Santa Fe for the west coast on Sunday/28. Whine, whine, whine. Painting here is as fun as I thought it would be. Must return in the near future.


Four Moon Boogie


#201/365 Paintings

The other night, around 2:30 a.m. I woke up to a very full moon shining in the window. A loud and demanding affectionate yellow cat outside the window and a hoot owl. A raucous night. It felt like a four moon boogie. Impolite of me to try to sleep through it.



#200/365 Paintings

Peek-a-boo! I see you having your coffee. Didn’t you forget to feed me first?

Horses first. It’s just good policy.


Project notes: 200 paintings. I can hardly believe it! That might be as many as I previously completed in my lifetime. Excited!

Going there…


#199/365 Paintings

Have you ever had the sense of going somewhere… something edging into the horizon of your awareness, still to new to name, but gives you a warm feeling nonetheless?

This horse is going there. And we are too. John O’Donohue is my current poet passion. Thanks to Sherry Richert Belul.

From his poem, “Interim”

…hold your confidence/

Don’t allow confusion to squander/

This call which is loosening/

Your roots in false ground/

That you might come free/

From all you have outgrown.

~ John O’Donohue

… Going there, wherever it may be for you, take courage from the horse. All that confidence in their legs and in nature itself.


Have a great day!