Art from the Land of Enchantment

West Bluff Paintings


I moved to this neighborhood two years ago. In all my years in New Mexico, I have never had views like I've had here. I see the sun rise over the Sandia Mountains every morning, hot air balloons fly over most mornings and there's a not-too-distant view of the Rio Grande. It really is a painter's dream and I've been trying to capture as much of it as I can. Unfortunately, I am a slow painter, so I have not completed as many paintings as I would have liked by now. But, I have completed some and several more are in [...]

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Quiet Morning - Auction on Daily Paintworks


Quiet Morning

The monsoon season is upon us here in New Mexico. After a night of rain, it was a quiet and still morning, while I painted this scene.   This is an acrylic painting on Gessobord, which measures 6 x 6 inches. It is signed on the front and back and will be varnished with a satin finish. This is listed as an auction on the Daily Paintworks website. Bidding begins at $35, with free shipping to the continental U.S.    NOTE: The auction has ended. Thank you to the winning bidder!   ©2014 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Quiet Morning, Acrylic on Gessobord, 6 x 6 inches. [...]

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Buy a Print and Get a $100 Gift Certificate for Naked Wines


For the month of July, anyone who makes a purchase from my Fine Art America print shop will receive a gift certificate for $100 from NakedWines.com. The gift certificate is only valid for first time purchases at NakedWines.com and a minimum order of $160 is required. Naked Wines is based in Napa, California and supports independent wine makers from around the world. Click here to read more about this promotion.   Naked Wines can ship to the following states:     AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NY, [...]

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The Fun Stage - Sunfaces - Work in Progress


Sunfaces, work in progress

I'm in the beginning stages of painting four sunface and flower scenes on Ampersand panels. Two of them are on cradled Gessobord and two are on Claybord wooden boxes. These are so fun to paint on. I'll be offering these for sale when they are finished. As usual, I'll announce it in my email newsletter, so be sure to sign up! [...]

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Distant Cloud - A Daily Painting


Distant Cloud

I was interested in trying Robert Genn's "37 Club" and complete a painting in 37 minutes or 37 strokes. I painted this in 37 minutes working outside. However, I could not leave it alone in it's unfinished state. So I gave myself another 37 minutes to work on it inside. So, I'll consider this a "daily painting", which so many artists are doing these days.   I was very exhilarated by the process of working outdoors with a timer, but it was also a bit stressful. I normally spend hours on a painting, over several days. This was a challenge for me, but [...]

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Chaste Trees - A New Painting


Chaste Trees

Chaste trees are one of my favorite trees and they are just starting to bloom in my neighborhood.  Lots of them line the street and one is right outside my home.  Lovely purple blooms cover the trees for about a month each summer.   This is an original acrylic painting on a Raymar painting panel.  It is signed on the front and back and will be varnished with a satin finish.  It is unframed, but it will fit a standard 9 x 12 inch frame.  Free local delivery and shipping to the continental U.S.  For all other destinations, please contact me for shipping [...]

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Mama


My mama was born Joyce Ann Wilbourne on October 16, 1941.  She was a classic auburn-haired beauty who married my daddy way too young.  She loved her family more than anything and we loved her.  She worked hard at everything she did.  She and my Grandma both worked at Burlington Industries for many years.  Grandma used to tell me that Mama worked harder than any man.  She put her heart and soul into everything she did.     She was also a very strong woman.  She endured surgeries, illnesses and heartbreak many times in her 72 years.  She also experienced much joy in [...]

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Coyote Howl - A New Painting


Coyote Howl

I don't usually paint animals and people anymore.  However, the coyote has such a presence in this neighborhood that I had to include it in this series.  Many nights, packs of them will gather and howl eerily.  Lately, I've seen a few walking during the day, so I happened to get a few pictures.  They always stop and stare at me for a few seconds, then quickly make their way up the hill.   This is an acrylic painting on gallery wrap canvas.  The edges are painted black, so it can be displayed framed or unframed.  It will be wired for hanging and [...]

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Jimson Bloom - A New Painting


Jimson Bloom

Jimson weed grows all around my neighborhood.  It has such beautiful blooms, in spite of being a very toxic weed.  This little acrylic painting measures 7 x 5 inches.  It is painted on Ampersand Gessobord and framed in a beautiful dark rustic frame.  The finished size with the frame is 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.   It will be delivered varnished with a satin finish and ready to hang.  Free local delivery and shipping to the continental U.S. is included in the price.  For all other destinations, please contact me for shipping rates and information.   Click here for purchase details.     ©2014 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, [...]

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Sandia Clouds - A New Painting


New Mexico is known for it's spacious skies and magnificent cloud formations.  Everything else below sometimes looks so small.  I feel very blessed to wake up to so much beauty every morning.       This is an acrylic painting on a Raymar canvas panel.  The size is 12"h x 9" wide.  It is framed in a beautiful rustic wood frame, in black over umber with a gold lip.  The finished framed size is 17.5"h x 14.5"w.  The painting will be varnished with a satin finish and ready to hang.  Free local delivery and free shipping to the continental U.S.  For all other destinations, please [...]

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