It’s was about two months before now that a storm came through that everyone had to get out and look at the raging water. When it rains big here it is a community event. I remember once a little old lady (older than me) drove up to the dip which is depicted in this piece and stopped. She thought a bit and decided to go for it. It would have been fine as it wasn’t too terribly deep but she stopped right in the middle. She was scared of all the water surrounding her car and froze. I was there and a few other onlookers. We knew that she was going to be ok as the water was subsiding and her car wasn’t moving. We called 911 and let them know and waited for someone to rescue her. Someone from the pueblo came and pulled her out. She was a lucky little old lady….
Flooding In El Rancho Collage/oil on panel 12×12 Ladell
Something new and fun. Gouache paintings torn up and then glued back together.
Also want to share something I found on Brain Pickings which was just what every artist needs to read. Check the link below and enjoy.
Yellow Tear 12×9 gouache paper collage
Loan Aspen 12×9 gouache paper collage
If you are interested on a debate about Art Schools, Pros and Cons, give these a listen.
First you need to know how to think. I personally never knew about thinking, just reacting to what was in my world. Reacting is a marsh filled with quick sand, thinking is a mountain with an ocean view. I am just now beginning to think at the young age of 61, it’s hard as my mind has been on auto pilot for such a long time.
Watching TV, Not Thinking.
from my gray series, oil on paper, 15×11 in.
This piece is a cut out of paper glued down and painted with oil. The size is 10×10 paper. Almost everyone has a memory of a mountain stream, fishing, bathing, drinking, water falls.
Oil and wax on Canvas, 48×60,