An outdoor moment at the Petroglyphs

An outdoor moment at the Petroglyphs

My next adventure at the Petroglyphs

I went back out again to the Petroglyphs in ABQ, NM recently.  It was a fine, beautiful day with a touch of strong and breezy wind.  This is my second time out and as you see from the photo, a painting that I did last time with a limted palette of blues and yellows only, I found my senses and my red and white paints and decided to add some “meat to the bone”.Yes, that means that I’m painting over this baby, so I can see how the full potential of this painting will turn out.  You can check out how this first time out there went at your own time, right here.

So which brings me now to is the next part of the story.  Let’s just say that it was nice to be out painting there.  When I’m outdoors, I feel that I can be myself.  I’m pure and innocent like nature.  Just don’t tell anyone else, m-kay?  There were just a few people around, so I went to an isolated area away from the trails, so I can have my own piece of earth to stand upon and majestically paint towards the heavens.

I spent much more time out there, at least an hour, maybe 90 minutes, but it was longer than the first time out.
I’m in peace
I’m in my zone
I am home
I am not alone
Damn, forgot my phone!

Final painting of the Petroglyphs

Final painting of the Petroglyphs

But no worries here, life is good when you’re painting in the moment.  Then before you know it, you’re finished, or at least there’s nothing else you can do or it’ll look like mud.  And soon after I folded my easel up and my painting looking good, a strong and mighty wind blows my easel over.  Like going head first into the ground.  Splat.  Suddenly, dirt infiltrated my painting and like it or not, I get to take a little more New Mexico home with me than I thought.  I wasn’t happy of course, I thought I was being cursed.  Either nature was telling me that my painting sucked or remember who’s  the more powerful one.  Yup, I know right then and there that nature is more powerful, I’m just a small pebble in her world.

Fortunately, I took a picture of the painting before it took a swan dive into Mother Earth.

My next and final part involves you…
If you have been receiving and reading my newsletters for the past year, you may have noticed some changes.  I have a habit of experimenting with my newsletter design, because like my art, I want it to be a masterpiece…and different.  I would rather come off as a simple, inspirational newscaster than a stiff corporate wall street know-it-all.  I want to go more in depth with my stories, show art here before anywhere else, and have some fun I may not do during my usual blog mode.  I have some pretty funky ideas and maybe you do as well.  You’re all special to me and I’ll listen to any suggestions you may have in making my newsletter better, my site better and my art better.  You can make a difference in helping me reach higher than I ever been before.  I don’t forget the supportive people in my life.