Art from the Land of Enchantment

"A Spring to Remember" Canvas Prints


Canvas print reproductions of my painting "A Spring to Remember" are available in 3 sizes specially priced through Fine Art America.  They are available in sizes 8"x10", 11"x14" and 16"x20", with ten prints available in each size.  This expires on 5/5/11.   8"x10" canvas print   11"x14" canvas print   16"x20" canvas print [...]

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The Old Church - WIP - Day 2


Today, I painted the sky of The Old Church.   I want a clear blue cloudless sky, so I've used Pthalo Blue (green shade) mixed with Titanium White along the horizon.  I blended this into Ultramarine Blue (red shade) mixed with Titanium White for the sky above.  I'll probably go over this again at some point to create an even smoother transition from the lighter horizon to a darker sky overhead. [...]

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The Old Church - Work in Progress - Day 1


I'm cringing as I do this because I really dislike having people see my paintings before they are finished.  But I really enjoy looking at other artist's works in progress.  So, I'm going to be bold and share this one here on my blog from the underpainting stage it is in now until it is finished.   This is a 24"h x 20"w stretched canvas.  First, I drew a grid in pencil on the canvas to help me with the placement of my sketch.  I've done a very rough underpainting of the values using a wash of Liquitex Transparent Burnt Umber, Titanium White [...]

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View from the Mesa Canvas Prints


View from the Mesa

View from the Mesa is available as a stretched canvas print in 3 sizes - 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20.  This will expire on 4/19/11.   View from the Mesa 8x10   View from the Mesa 11x14   View from the Mesa 16x20   Thanks for reading! [...]

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This Week's Limited Time Canvas Print Promotions


"One Summer Morning"

"One Summer Morning" is this week's limited time canvas print promotion.  It is available on stretched canvas in 3 sizes - 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20.  There is a separate link for each size.  There will be 10 prints available and this expires on 4/14/11.   One Summer Morning Canvas Print 8"x10"   One Summer Morning Canvas Print 11"x14"   One Summer Morning Canvas Print 16"x20" [...]

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Limited Time Canvas Print Promotions


Terracotta I

I am offering 2 limited time promotions on stretched canvas prints.  There are 10 canvas prints available and this expires on 4/8/11.     Terracotta I - 16x20 stretched canvas print   Terracotta II - 16x20 stretched canvas print [...]

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New Limited Time Canvas Print Promotions


"Bridget's Tulips"

Here are 3 new promotions for my prints on stretched canvas.  All 3 are available in size 8"x10" and the price is $45.00 each.  These expire on 4/1/11.   A Breath of Spring   Bridget's Tulips   The Scent of an Iris   [...]

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Canvas Print Promotions


"Desert Beauty

Here are my current canvas print limited time promotions.  There are 10 prints available of each and this expires on 3/27/11.  Both of these are size 24" x 20" and printed on 1.5" deep stretched canvas with a gloss finish.  Choose from black, white or mirrored canvas edges.   Desert Beauty Canvas Print   Desert Bouquet Canvas Print [...]

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Adobe Portal


"Adobe Portal"

This is the first painting of a small series I will be working on around La Iglesia de San Ysidro (the Old Church) in Corrales, New Mexico.  This portal is at the entrance of Casa San Ysidro, which is across the street from the church.  Casa San Ysidro is an old adobe house that is now part of the Albuquerque Museum.     This is an original acrylic painting on gallery wrap canvas.  The edges are painted solid dark brown to coordinate with the colors of the painting.  It can be custom framed or displayed as is.  It will be delivered varnished and ready [...]

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New Limited Time Promotions


San Felipe de Neri

I currently have 3 new Limited Time Fine Art Print Promotions that just began today.  All of these artworks are part of a small series of paintings around the San Felipe de Neri church in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  These are all available as fine art prints on stretched canvas, size 11" x 14" for $55 each.  This is a savings of more than $25 each.   Each image is printed on a premium glossy canvas and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5" x 1.5" stretcher bars.   These are shipped within one business day and are "ready to [...]

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My First Limited Time Print Promotion


A Spring to Remember

My art is available for purchase as fine art prints on paper, canvas and greeting cards on Fine Art America.  They have just given artists the ability to create Limited Time Promotions.  My first promotion is for a stretched canvas print of A Spring to Remember, size 20"x 16" for $70.  Here is the link to this promotion:   A Spring to Remember Print Promotion   This promotion is for 10 prints only and expires on 3/16/11.  This is quite a savings over the normal price of $125.  I'll be announcing more promotions in the future.  You can stay up to date on these and [...]

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New Painting entitled Desert Bouquet


Desert Bouquet


Gallery Wrap Canvas


"Desert Beauty"

@import url(/ndb/cute_editor_small.css); Most of my acrylic paintings are painted on 1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas.  I thought I would post this just to inform anyone who may not know what that is.  It is becoming a very popular way to display art because it eliminates the need to purchase custom framing.  I love nice picture frames as much as anyone, but I think whether to frame or not should be up to the collector.  However, I do think that the gallery wrap canvas does not always work for all types of paintings.  Some paintings do look much better in a traditional frame. With [...]

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Cacti and Succulents Contest on Fine Art America is Open for Voting


Summer Surprise

The voting process has begun in the Cacti and Succulents Contest. Voting is open to the general public. You may vote for up to three images, but only once for each image. Voting ends Thursday, September 9, 2010. There are some beautiful images here - come check them out! These works of art are also available for purchase as fine art prints and greeting cards through Fine Art America. Vote here in the Cacti and Succulents Contest! [...]

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A New Painting - "Bosque View"


"Bosque View"

Bosque is the name for the wooded areas along the rivers in the Southwest.  This area along the Rio Grande is a favorite place of mine to walk.  It's a favorite place for many to bike, fish, walk, picnic and ride horses. This is an acrylic painting on Signature gallery wrap canvas.  The image is painted onto the edges, so it does not require framing.  The original painting can be purchased here on my website.   UPS Ground Shipping is included in the price to the continental US.  For all other destinations, please email me for shipping rates at gayle@gaylefaucettewisbon.com. [...]

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New Painting entitled "Rosette"


"Rosette"

This is an acrylic painting of an agave plant.  I wanted to do something a bit different than my brightly colored paintings by capturing the muted grays in this plant.  There are all sorts of color combinations in this painting - yellows, reds, browns, greens, blues, purples, as well as black and white.  It is painted on Signature gallery wrap canvas.  The image is painted onto the edges, so it can be displayed with or without a frame. [...]

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A New Painting entitled "Desert Beauty"


Desert Beauty

When I moved from North Carolina to New Mexico in 1986, I had my house plants in the front of my VW and my dog, Babe, in the back seat. One of the plants was a prickly pear cactus, which we eventually planted outside, where it thrived in the New Mexico sun. It has been a model for several of my cactus sketches and paintings. This is an acrylic painting on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges, so it does not need a frame. It is varnished and ready to hang. Free UPS Ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United [...]

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Print of the Day - "Yucca"


Yucca

The Southwest has such unique and beautiful plant life. The yucca is one of my favorites and the yucca bloom is New Mexico's state flower. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 6" 8" x 12" 10" x 15" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Holiday Contest Winner


A Spring to Remember

Last week, I held a contest for my email subscribers.  I had a drawing yesterday and the winner was Gaby in Maine.  She will receive a 12" x 16" print of "A Spring to Remember".  Stay tuned to more contests in the future by joining my email list.  My email subscribers also receive a free post card of "The Tulip Garden" or "Cactus Fiesta". I usually send out 2-3 email newsletters a month, whenever I announce new work, promotions or other news.  I absolutely do not share your email addresses with anyone else! [...]

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Print of the Day - "View from the Mesa"


View from the Mesa

Five volcanic cones lie along the West Mesa of Albuquerque. They are part of the Petroglyph National Monument. The area surrounding the volcanoes is a favorite place of mine, because it has such a sense of spirituality and solitude. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 5" x 7" 15" x 21" 20" x 28" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Through the Portico"


Through the Portico

This painting is the view I saw walking through the portico of a building adjoining the San Felipe de Neri church. This is located in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 9" x 12" 12" x 16" 18" x 24" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "The Scent of an Iris"


The Scent of an Iris

The iris is one of my favorite flowers and the soft scent is synonymous with spring. This is an original acrylic painting on standard depth stretched canvas. The original painting is slightly more lavender than what appears in the photo. Free UPS Ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States. Please contact me at gayle@gaylefaucettewisbon.com for shipping rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, APO/FPO and international destinations. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster prints. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Terracotta II"


Terracotta II

This is my second and final painting of the hens and biddies in their clay pots. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers.   [...]

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Print of the Day - "Terracotta I"


Terracotta I

This painting is the first of a two-painting series, based on photographs my mama sent me of her hens and biddies bursting out of their clay pots. It is an acrylic painting on standard depth stretched canvas.  The original painting is available for purchase here. Free UPS Ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States. Please contact me at gayle@gaylefaucettewisbon.com for shipping rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, APO/FPO and international destinations. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or [...]

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Print of the Day - "Summer Surprise"


Summer Surprise

This is the bright pink bloom of a hedgehog cactus. I had a cactus like this at one time and it would bloom vibrantly once each summer. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" 24" x 30" This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Spring!"


Spring!

This is one of my favorite paintings of one of my favorite flowers. This is one of the last oils I ever painted. The tulips were sketched from those growing in our yard and I just had to place them against our beautiful blue sky. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in size 9" x 12".  This can be printed on unstretched canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "The Tulip Garden"


The Tulip Garden

These tulips and pansies appear to burst off the canvas, welcoming the arrival of spring! This painting is the first in a new series of my favorite flowers and plants, entitled "Flora". Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 6" 8" x 12" 10" x 15" 12" x 18" 16" x 24" 20" x 30" 24" x 36" 30" x 45" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "San Felipe de Neri"


San Felipe de Neri

San Felipe de Neri is a beautiful old church located in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The original church was built in 1706 and was located across the street. It crumbled due to heavy rains in 1792. It was rebuilt in 1793 in it's current location and is the oldest church in Albuquerque. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" 24" x 30" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Quietude"


Quietude

When the winds are quiet and the dust has settled, spring is a beautiful time of year in New Mexico. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 9" x 12" 12" x 16" 18" x 24" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy and luster papers.   [...]

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Print of the Day - "One Summer Morning"


One Summer Morning

This painting depicts a peaceful courtyard scene on a warm summer morning in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 4" x 5" 8" x 10" 16" x 20" 24" x 30" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, glossy or luster papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "One of Many"


One of Many

I used to paint in oils and this is one of the last oil paintings I did before changing to acrylics.  There were large zinnias growing in our back yard, so I focused in on this big red one. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 10" x 12" 20" x 24" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, luster or glossy fine art papers. [...]

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Print of the Day - "La Puerta Verde"


La Puerta Verde

"The Green Door" is the last of my little trio of paintings of Southwestern style doorways. I titled these in Spanish simply because the words are more beautiful. Pink autumn sage looks so pretty in full bloom and is one of my favorite shrubs. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 8" x 8" 12" x 12" This can be printed on canvas, watercolor, matte, luster or glossy papers. [...]

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Signature Canvas


Sometime last year, I was searching for high quality canvas for my paintings and I was very happy to find Signature Canvas.  They are based in Kansas City, KS and produce premium-quality archival canvas.  I was also happy to discover that as a Fine Art Studio Online member, that I receive a discount!  I  am currently working on my third Signature canvas and I truly love it!  I use the 1.5" gallery wrap spline-fastened cotton canvas, but they also offer many other types of canvas to choose from.  I just received another order of canvases and was very pleased to see [...]

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La Puerta Roja


La Puerta Roja

"The Red Door" is part of a series of smaller paintings depicting New Mexico doorways, adobe walls, and gates, either real or imagined. Fine art prints are available at The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 8" x 8" 12" x 12" I like the watercolor paper best, but canvas, matte, glossy and luster papers are also available. [...]

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Print of the Day - "La Puerta Azul"


La Puerta Azul

"The Blue Door" is a familiar sight in New Mexico against the warm terracotta tones of adobe walls. Hollyhocks add a beautiful touch of color during the summer. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 8" x 8" 12" x 12" I recommend having this printed on watercolor paper or canvas, but matte, glossy and luster papers are also available. [...]

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Print of the Day - "La Iglesia de San Ysidro"


La Iglesia de San Ysidro

This church is in Corrales, New Mexico and is a favorite subject of mine. 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. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 10" x 12" 20" x 24" I recommend having this printed on watercolor paper or canvas, but matte, glossy and luster papers are also available. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Hollyhocks"


Hollyhocks

"Hollyhocks" is part of a small series of paintings inspired by the San Felipe de Neri church. Hollyhocks thrive here in the New Mexico sunshine. I love the bright and varied colors against the earth tones of adobe walls. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 9" x 12" 12" x 16" 18" x 24" I recommend having this printed on watercolor paper or canvas, but matte, glossy and luster papers are also available. [...]

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Print of the Day - "Dogwood"


Dogwood

One thing I miss about North Carolina are the dogwood trees that bloom in pink and white around Easter. It has been said that the dogwood tree was used to construct the cross Jesus died on. The bloom which is also symbolic, has four petals in the shape of a cross, with a notch in the edge of each petal, resembling a nail mark. The center of each flower symbolizes the crown of thorns worn on Christ's head. Fine art prints are available on The Untapped Source in the following sizes: 5" x 7" 15" x 21" I recommend having this printed [...]

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