April was a busy month! After returning from the Plein Air Convention and Expo I had to do a series of paintings. With the Derby behind me I completed 8 Paintings of Ghost Ranch and the surrounding area at Abiquiu. They were the main Event for the Studio Open House.
Some of you remember I painted en plein air during the convention. These paintings were at Rancho de los Gonlondrinas, and Ghost Ranch. I completed 4 more from photos I took during my stay. Perdenal was painted en plein air. You just can't visit Abiquiu and not paint Georgia O'keefe's Perdenal!
Many thanks to all whom attended. There will be another Studio Open House on July 14 from 12-5 PM. I am starting a series of Missions / Churches for this event. There will also be a few new prints to explore. Remember first 5 get a Free Print!
Special thanks to Patsy for the purchase of Ghost Ranch Monument. I know it went to a good home!
NEXT STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: Theme - Missions and Historic Churches!
Remember, the first five people get a FREE PRINT!
Welcome to our new Hacienda Vance website. In 2015 we purchased our new home and retired from raising Galloway cattle and relocated to a warmer climate. No more cows, no more winter!
Officially retired; we love our new home, community & climate!
We have returned to our wine making endeavors. We love to share our wines during parties here at our new home. We have hosted the Christmas Party for the NM Vine & Wine Society twice and Deb had Studio Tours last month. Both events had our wine available to taste and enjoy. We are Amateur Wine Makers - therefore we can not sell wine, so we share instead!
Debra has taken up Watercolor painting. Joined both the NM Watercolor Society and the Plein Air Painters of NM, Dona Ana Arts Council and ArtForms of NM (host for the studio tours.) It has offered many opportunities to meet lots of new friends in the art world. Please read more about my art endeavors on the Watercolor Art Page.
Dene is enjoying golfing at the Anthony Country Club where we are members. He is looking forward to being more involved there. He is golfing there 2 times a week now! His golf clubs continue to bust drought conditions where ever we go. It had not rained in Tucson / Green Valley in 119 days. Bingo! Rain. We all know what happened in Yosemite right after we left right? It was all over the news. Historic snow and rain with flooding......
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