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

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Life Force Of Creativity (Abstract)

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.

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Yellow Tear   12×9   gouache   paper collage

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Loan Aspen  12×9   gouache   paper collage

Martha Graham on the Life-Force of Creativity and the Divine Dissatisfaction of Being an Artist

Abstract Painting

Working on abstract work lately. You will enjoy watching my journey into a new a new voice of expression.

portal_oil_wax_panel_20x16Portal   Oil and Cold Wax on Panel   20×16

storm_oilwax_panel_24x24Storm   Oil and Wax on Panel   24×24