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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Inn at Loretto - Mangiamo Pronto, Santa Fe ~ Plein Air Painting by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee




Loretta Inn - Mangiamo Pronto - Santa Fe
9 x 12 Acrylic on board



Framed in a 3" gold leaf plein air frame

In August I painted plein air in Santa Fe with Dallas instructor Niki Gulley. She chose this great spot near Canyon Road. We were secluded from the traffic and street noise beside a small steam and a picnic table. I took a few liberties in painting the Inn at Loretto. and Mangiamo Pronto. The yellow umbrellas on the patio were a charming scene.
The group painted on Friday morning until lunch and we were free until our 4:00 critique back at the hotel. I chose to forego lunch and start gallery looking on Canyon Road. Scott Williams took me to the top of the hill in the van and I was ready for pickup about 3:30 PM. Any person needs a good 3 or 4 days to explore the Santa Fe galleries and now I'd like to go back. Scott and Niki are a great husband/wife team to lead a workshop. Scott, the photographer, would be so patient to carry us to sites and bathroom breaks; however, it did take some cajoling to let us stop for 5 minutes at the art store at Artisans. Scott said it would be like herding cats to get us all back in the van. It was.

I ordered the plein air gold frame from ASW and the painting will be delivered to Visual Expressions Art Gallery for a fall show. Reception is Friday, November 13, 7-9 and it will hang until December 2, 2011. 

New Art Supply:
I always like to share new art finds. This is a great oil stick marker for mixed media work. It is used for livestock marking. The sticks come in several colors at very reasonable prices. I found this company online with a Google search. In some areas, limited colors could be found at local feed stores. Try QC Supply for LA-CO all weather Paintstik markers. 
We used similar sticks in the Carolyn Riegelman workshop in Granbury.

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4 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your pieces really capture the fun and artistic vibe of Santa Fe. These are great.

Ginny Stiles said...

Nancy are these pieces oil or acrylic?

Nancy Standlee said...

acrylic.. I've never painted in oils but I'm thinking of ordering some and trying them.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the comment Julie.