Sunday, August 30, 2009

27 Thoughts On Blogging For The Artist

"Hibiscus with Two Skies" oil 30"x30" SOLD

This tropical-looking beauty grows, amazingly, inside our front gate. It comes back from the roots every year in late spring, reaching a height of about 4 feet; Blooms of about 5" across appear beginning in late summer.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blogging Protocol?

This question has been on my mind for quite some time, ever since my first baby steps into blogging, almost a year to the day. What is the appropriate etiquette for blogging and commenting? 

"Datura" oil 20" x20" SOLD

The lovely datura... so classic in paint, so startling in real life. When I was growing up in New Mexico, this plant was commonly known as 'Jimson Weed', or 'Loco Weed', as one of the plants qualities is that of extremely toxic hallucinogens. Cattle were prone to eat it in lean years, causing a delirious state.

I had a woman laugh at me once for not knowing this flower was also called a Moonflower. Well, live and learn. Wikipedia lists these names for Datura as well: Thorn Apple and Pricklyburr (from the spiny fruit), Hell's Bells, Devil's Weed, Devil's Cucumber, and Devil's Trumpet. So there ya go.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Agua Viva Coneflowers

"Agua Viva Coneflowers" - oil - 30" x 45" - SOLD

On the road to Taos, New Mexico.