Mecca Lounge Morning


I am thrilled that my plein air painting “Mecca Lounge Morning” was selected to be one of the postcards advertising Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s 20th anniversary starting in November. The Plein Air Painters of El Paso will have an exhibit inside the restaurant of art painted on location or from that location. The opening is November 8th from 5 to 8 and the show runs through the end of the year. The food, of course, will be fabulous! And the art too. Hope you join us.

See you at the ADC show?

My watercolor “Balcony View” was juried into the Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Celebration of our Mountains art show, and the opening is this Thursday from 6-9.  Will I see you there?

I’m excited about going first of all because it’s the first time I’m in this long running show, and second because the food there is amazing!  and the whole vibe is fabulous.

The painting was done “en plein air” painting outside with our local group.  I’ve written about the process here and here. It is framed to 16″ x 20″ and is $250.

Two for shows!


Balcony View 16 x 20 framed. $225

I found out recently that these two paintings were accepted to different local shows.

Balcony View was selected for Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s 16th annual Celebration of our Mountains.  That opening is Thursday, September 22nd from 6-9 pm at the Sunset Hall at Ardovino’s.


Along the Rio. 16 x 20 framed. $225

Along the Rio has been juried into the Arts International show, opening October 8th from 6-8 at 500 W. Paisano’s Crossland Gallery.

I will be at both openings.  I hope to see you there!

Ardovino’s take two

Ardovino's water tower #2

Ardovino’s water tower #2

I went out to Ardovino’s Desert Crossing on Monday morning to paint again, this time with a value sketch. Usually a value sketch makes the painting better for me, in my rather limited experience. I’m not sure if that was true this week.

I was joined by a painting “buddy”…  the dogs were let out and were busy tracking scents and saying hello to others.  All of a sudden I felt a little pressure on my shoe.  I looked down to find a dirty chewed wine cork on top of my shoe, and the sweetest little black/brown dog panting and looking at me…hey lady, do you want to play?

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Ardovino’s on site.

That’s all it took…I spent the next forty five minutes painting and throwing that wine cork all over creation for him to chase and bring back.  When I would ignore him, intent on a particular stroke, all of a sudden I’d feel the cork near my foot and the game would begin again!

Here’s a view of the painting on site.  Such a lovely place!

There are parts of the second painting that I like, and parts that I think are better in the first one.  over all,  I think I like view one better, below, which I’m calling Sunday Morning.  What do you think?  I’d love to hear your views.

Sunday morning at Ardovino's

Sunday morning at Ardovino’s