Art from the Land of Enchantment

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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The Bird is the Word


Little did I know, growing up with Looney Tunes and living in the South, I would one day be living amongst the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote!  But, here I am!  My neighborhood is very much populated with roadrunners and coyotes.  The Greater Roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico.  It is a joy to see them right outside my door.   This is an acrylic painting on Gessobord, which measures 7 inches high by 5 inches wide.  It is framed in an elegant wood frame with a warm black finish and gold trim.  The painting will be varnished with a [...]

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Silent Auction of The Old Church Painting


I am having my first silent auction of a painting. The painting is entitled The Old Church . La Iglesia de San Ysidro is an old adobe church in Corrales, New Mexico. It is often referred to as "the Old Church". It was built around 1868, but is no longer used for services. It is one of many of the beautiful old adobe churches in this state.   This is an acrylic painting on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas. The edges are painted a solid brown/black color and is unframed. It will be delivered varnished and ready to hang. The auction will last for 7 [...]

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Keepsake Box 3


I've always liked quilt and tile designs.  Years ago, I designed a tile layout for a wall in our yard.  I thought a similar design would look good on one of these boxes.     This is an acrylic painting on an Ampersand Claybord box, which measures 5 x 5 x 3 inches.  The design is painted on a kaolin clay ground surface and the rest of the box is wood.  The inside of the box and lid are painted in acrylics.  The rest of the box is stained in cherry and will be varnished with a satin finish.  I did not sign the [...]

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Waiting for the Birds - A New Painting


My lovely West Bluff neighborhood has beautiful views.  There's a path leading down to the Rio Grande and this view by the bird feeder is one of my favorite spots.   This is an original acrylic painting on gallery wrap canvas, which measures 12"h x 16"w x 1.5"d.  The edges are painted black, so it can be displayed framed or unframed.  The painting will be deliverered varnished and ready to hang.  Free local delivery and free shipping to the continental U.S.  For all other destinations, please contact me for shipping information.   Click here for details.   ©2014 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Waiting for the Birds, Original acrylic [...]

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What I Know About RSS


As an Artist Support Specialist for FASO Artist Websites, I sometimes get questions from artists about RSS feeds.  RSS is an acronym for Rich Site Summary, also know as Really Simple Syndication.  The RSS feed symbol looks similar to the one above.  Subscribing to an RSS feed is an easy way for someone to receive your latest updates in a feed reader.  It saves that person time because they do not have to visit your site everyday to see if anything new has been added.  For example, on my own website, there is an RSS feed for my newly uploaded artwork [...]

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My Entry in the Twitter Art Exhibit 2014


This acrylic painting on paper is my entry in the Twitter Art Exhibit.  The Twitter Art Exhibit will be held in Orlando, Florida this year and will benefit The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes.  Artists from all over the world are invited to submit postcard size original handmade art.  The exhibit will take place from March 20 - April 11, 2014.     Photo: Thanks, Gayle Faucette Wisbon, @GayleWisbonArt, for sending your #postcard #art to... http://t.co/5G2UJSf18e — Twitrartexhibit (@twitrartexhibit) February 10, 2014 [...]

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My FASO Interview


I have worked for FASO (Fine Art Studio Online) since 2010 performing social media tasks and technical support.  FASO has been interviewing each of the employees and posting the interviews on the FASO blog.  Here's mine.   "Getting to Know FASO's Awesome Support Team - Artist Support Specialist, Gayle Faucette Wisbon" [...]

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Framed or Unframed - What's Your Preference?


Years ago, I used a nice quality off-white wooden frame from Larson-Juhl on my paintings.  When I sold one of the paintings, the buyer requested it unframed, so I removed the custom frame.  Since then I have sold my paintings unframed and in recent years, painted only on gallery wrapped canvas.  I still love the look of a nice frame and was wondering what others think about framing.  How do you prefer to purchase artwork?   1. already framed 2. unframed, so you can have it framed yourself 3.  on gallery wrap canvas with the edges painted in a solid color 4. on gallery wrap canvas [...]

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