Heat Wave In New Mexico

oil on linen 30×60

We had a major heat wave in July, that’s when I was having my roof done. It’s a metal roof. The roofers were not bothered they said. I replaced my sky light with new one that are opaque and white. It’s like an operating room in the studio, it took me a week to be able to ajust to so much light. I know we are all worried about our planet, this years the signs couldn’t be more real about what is happening. Our world goverments have to get it together and make some major changes, what can we do? Vote it for protection of our planet.

Sculpture (old piece done for Jeremy)

This piece just became, no thought of how am I going to express my love for my son, I did a small sculpture and it looked like Jeremy. So I just continued on and had fun with it.  2014-12-15 14.55.54

Flooding (El Rancho New Mexico)

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….

floodinelrancho_paper_oil_12x12Flooding In El Rancho                      Collage/oil on panel   12×12                                   Ladell