Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 1 August

Wednesday morning dawned rainy so I used the time to drive up Bishop's Lodge Road to Shidoni- a foundry, sculpture garden and art gallery. Tesuque Glass works is right "next door" so I also saw some glass blowing. A very good morning. From there I went back up into Hyde park and painted in the pines. My car and easel tucked into a camp site and I painted the view across the road. Rain caught me eventually but not until after I had finished painting and enjoying a perfectly beautiful afternoon in the "high country".
'Hyde Park Picnic', 10"x8",in oil can be viewed at the Mark Zoeller Gallery, 717 Canyon Rd., in Santa Fe until the end of September.

Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 31 July

I painted at the Tesuque Trail head in the morning but gathered up quickly as rain came on and didn't finish the painting. From there I drove up in to the woods and enjoyed the rain in the tall pines even tho' my car roof leaks a bit. I came down the hill ahead of the storm and stopped at the Fort Marcy overlook long enough to paint this big thunderhead. It took about 45 minutes and eventually the rain caught up with me and I went into town to find an espresso.
'High Hat over Sante Fe',8"x10",SOLD.

Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 30 July

Monday morning I drove up toward Taos on the river road and painted just up the river from Embudo Station. River rafters drifted down stream periodically.
'Rio Grande at Embudo Station',12"x16", oil, SOLD.

Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 29 July #2

My view from Canyon Road up toward the mountains as afternoon showers start to brew.
'Canyon View', 10"x8", oil.

Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 29 July

On Sunday morning I painted on Canyon Road; and actually saw a few other painters in the morning but it is one of those places where people can tuck themselves away on little lanes, tiny adobe porches and hidden doorways. For such a sophisticated and high end art destination, Canyon Road is amazingly quaint.
'Aspens at the Gallery' 10"x8", oil.

Coni's Daily Plein Air Paintings- 28 July

Sixty plein air painters from all over the west, and members of Plein Air New Mexico, came together for this paint out in Santa Fe. We met south of town on Saturday, July 28th. This is my first piece looking north toward Santa Fe as a thunderhead grew up over the mountians. Though the mornings were beautiful and warm, every afternoon rain sent us running for cover.
I say "us" but really, after the first morning I painted alone and didn't connect with the other painters again until we turned in our work on Thursday. Painting can be a very solitary endeavor.
'From Bajada Hill', 12"x16", oil.