Sunday, October 18, 2009

High Desert Painters

High Desert Painters is an international, juried group of professional artists that meets regularly to study the art of painting, encourage each other's endeavors, and, most importantly, to create plein air paintings in amazing locations. Events will be posted to this blog. To see our member listing and Event schedule, see the group website

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

High Desert Painters in Arroyo Seco, NM

After a full morning painting, the High Desert Painters take a break for lunch in Arroyo Seco, NM. Left to Right: Judy Howells, Nelson Hubley, Nita Harper, Ron, Ann Templeton, Janis Loverin and Coni Grant.

Painting in Taos, NM

This is a sunrise shot near the Rio Pueblo just south of Taos. Janis, Judy, and I got up early to see the sunrise but this is the most sun we saw; the sun snuck right under those clouds and didn't re-emerge until later in the morning. The early morning jumbo latte was worth the early rising!
We also stopped at the St. Francis de Asis church in Rancho de Taos for some early light photographs.
Later that day we found some gorgeous apples tree in bloom; here's a shot of Nita admiring the pink blossoms.

Nita trying to concentrate and paint while Coni looks on.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pilar Yacht Club

There was not a yacht in sight but the idea of a yacht club in the middle of the high desert did cool us off on a warm day in May! The High Desert Painters posed for this photo after a day painting along the Rio Grande Gorge in northern New Mexico.

The High Desert Painters in Pilar, NM - l to r: Jana Van Wyk, Judy Howells, Nelson Hubley, Coni Grant, Nita Harper, Ron, and Janis Loverin.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Abiquiu 15 miles

15 miles to Abiquiu, New Mexico - Why does the sky seem bigger in New Mexico? Even driving along the road it's possible to snap memorable photographs like this one driving north from Santa Fe to Abiquiu. I can still feel the anticipation as the High Desert Painters converged on Ghost Ranch from north, south, east and west.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Taos May 2009

High Desert Painters will be painting on location in Taos, New Mexico during the week of May 3 - 9, 2009. We will wander the back roads, like the photo of our drive down into the Rio Grande Gorge above, and paint the splendor of Spring colors in the High Desert.